Muni bond Wednesday update: 10-year yield falls

Markets Associated Press

A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Wednesday, Nov. 1:

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BIGGEST MOVER: Four-year bonds. Yield increased 5 basis points over the last week to 1.41 percent.

TWO-YEAR: Yield climbed 1 basis point to 1.17 percent. The two-year/10-year spread is 115 basis points, down from 117 basis points a week ago. The two-year/30-year spread is 171 basis points, down from 175 basis points a week ago.

10-YEAR: Yield dropped 1 basis point to 2.33 percent, compared with 2.37 percent for a 10-year Treasury. The gap between 10-year municipal bonds and Treasurys has been narrowing over the last week. It was 13 basis points on Oct. 25. The 10-year/30-year spread for municipal bonds is 56 basis points.

30-YEAR: Yield dropped by 1 basis point to 2.89 percent, compared with 2.85 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/