Alert October 19, 2011

Bond Market Snapshot

In October 2011, bond yields recovered slightly from their record lows in September.  Yields on 10-year paper rose from 1.71% to 2.47% on municipal bonds and from 1.90% to 2.13% on Treasury notes. Yields on 30-year securities rose from 3.51% to 3.69% on municipal bonds and from 2.98% to 3.13% on Treasuries.

Source: Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com)