Indexes Decline as Buyers Clamor for Heaviest Calendar of 2006

Scarchilli, Michael
May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/26/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32390, p44
Trade Publication
The article reports on the fall of weekly yield indexes as tax-exempt investors met the heaviest new-issue calendar so far in 2006. According to Thomson Financial Inc., an estimated $10.2 billion of long-term bonds were brought to the primary market during the week. The New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority's $2.8 billion deal was the largest transaction of the year to date. The Bond Buyer 20-bond Index of GO yields fell by six basis points to 4.52 percent. The 11-bond index also fell by six basis points.


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