date return to 6%. 1 Municipal bond prices have recovered, in large part, due to the rally in US Treasury rates. 30 - year Treasury bonds yielded 3.34% at the end of June, down 22 basis points (bps) for the quarter and 62 bps for the year. 2 Interestingly
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bonds ( two-year Treasury notes ), long-term bonds ( 30 - year Treasury notes ), short-term TIPS ( one- to five-year TIPS ..... commodities. The two that performed the worst were two-year and 30 - year Treasury notes, with the latter doing significantly worse. The
Ratio of the Yield on 30-Year ‘AAA’ Rated* Munis to the 30 - Year Treasury Bond Yield Source: Thomson Reuters. Ratio depicts 30 ..... from Thomson Reuters Municipal Market Data) divided by 30 - year Treasury yield. Data as of June 12, 2014. *As rated by Standard
duration Treasury bond, but possibly at the expense of less capital preservation and higher volatility. Alternatively, a 30 - year Treasury bond will have more income opportunity than a short-maturity Treasury, but with much higher sensitivity to interest rate
five-year Gilt basically has equaled the performance of a 30 - year Treasury or a 30-year Gilt. We're talking 100 years. And right ..... they stop that and they are starting to, what happen to a 30 - year Treasury bond when its buyer, first and last resort basically disappears
grade fixed income to lock in these gains. While buying a 30 - year Treasury at 3.4% will certainly not exceed their 6%-8% bogeys ..... a 10% quarterly return. Clearly, investing in 3.4% 30 - year Treasury will not generate perpetual double digit returns, but demand
little over half of that return has been generated by interest rates. For example, the yield on the 10-year and the 30 - year Treasury bond have declined about 50 basis points since the beginning of the year. Now the 150 basis points of that 5% return have
return on the 10-year bond (as represented by the Citigroup 10-Year Treasury Bond Index) and an 11.7% return on the 30 - year Treasury bond (as represented by the BofA Merrill Lynch Current 30-Year U.S. Treasury Index6) for the year-to-date period