Muni bond Wednesday update: 10-year yield decreases

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A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Wednesday, Sept. 6:

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BIGGEST MOVER: One-year bonds. Yield fell 5 basis points over the last week to 0.91 percent.

TWO-YEAR: Yield increased 1 basis point to 0.93 percent. The two-year/10-year spread is 127 basis points, down from 131 basis points a week ago. The two-year/30-year spread is 187 basis points, down from 191 basis points a week ago.

10-YEAR: Yield dropped less than a basis point to 2.20 percent, compared with 2.10 percent for a 10-year Treasury. The gap between 10-year municipal bonds and Treasurys has been widening over the last week. It was 7 basis points on Aug. 30. The 10-year/30-year spread for municipal bonds is 60 basis points.

30-YEAR: Yield dropped by 1 basis point to 2.80 percent, compared with 2.72 percent for a 30-year Treasury.

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AP created this story using data from Municipal Bond Information Services and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Learn more about the AP Municipal Bond Index at http://mbis.com/

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Keywords: Muni Bonds