Muni bond Wednesday update: 10-year yield increases

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A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Wednesday, Sept. 20:

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BIGGEST MOVER: Seven-year bonds. Yield increased 6 basis points over the last week to 1.68 percent.

TWO-YEAR: Yield increased 1 basis point to 0.98 percent. The two-year/10-year spread is 130 basis points, up from 128 basis points a week ago. The two-year/30-year spread is 187 basis points, compared with 187 basis points a week ago.

10-YEAR: Yield rose 3 basis points to 2.27 percent, compared with 2.28 percent for a 10-year Treasury. The gap between 10-year municipal bonds and Treasurys has been narrowing over the last week. It was 3 basis points on Sept. 13. The 10-year/30-year spread for municipal bonds is 57 basis points.

30-YEAR: Yield increased by 1 basis point to 2.85 percent, compared with 2.82 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