Muni bond Friday update: 10-year yield increases

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A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Friday, Oct. 20:

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BIGGEST MOVER: One-year bonds. Yield rose 4 basis points over the last week to 1.04 percent.

TWO-YEAR: Yield increased 1 basis point to 1.09 percent. The two-year/10-year spread is 117 basis points, down from 121 basis points a week ago. The two-year/30-year spread is 174 basis points, down from 177 basis points a week ago.

10-YEAR: Yield increased 1 basis point to 2.26 percent, compared with 2.39 percent for a 10-year Treasury. The gap between 10-year municipal bonds and Treasurys has been widening over the last week. It was 1 basis point on Oct. 13. The 10-year/30-year spread for municipal bonds is 57 basis points.

30-YEAR: Yield increased by 2 basis points to 2.83 percent, compared with 2.89 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/