Indexes Finish Mixed as Yield Curve Continues to Flatten

Chang, Helen
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/28/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32059, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Bond Buyer's weekly yield indexes were mixed as the municipal yield curve continued to flatten, following Treasuries. According to Standard & Poor's chief economist David Wyss despite the flattening trend since last year, the Treasury yield curve is still steeper than its historical average. He further added that intermediate and longer bond yields, which reflect the speed at which the market expects the fed to tighten. Foreign banks bought 60% of net treasury issuance in fiscal 2004, which observers say artificially proped up prices.


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