Weekly Indexes Decline as Weak Jobs Growth Prompts Rally

Scarchilli, Michael
June 2006
Bond Buyer;6/9/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32399, p40
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the performance of the Bond Buyer Indexes during the second week of June 2006. The Bond Buyer's weekly yield indexes declined during the second week, as very weak May 2006 jobs growth prompted a market rally on June 9, 2006. The municipal market grew substantially during the week. The Bond Buyer 20-bond index of GO yields fell nine basis points during the week to 4.48%, its lowest level since March 23, 2006. The 11-bond index also fell nine basis points to 4.43%, its lowest level since March 23 2006. The revenue bond index fell five basis points to 5.18%. The 10-year Treasury note fell 10 basis points to 5.00%, its lowest level since April 12, 2006.


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