In the week ended Oct. 20, the weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index rose two basis points to 3.94% from 3.92% in the previous week. The BB40 Index is based on the price of 40 long-term bonds.
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Assured’s Dominance Peaks As It Nabs 100% of July’s Market
With the bond insurance industry pretty much all to itself, Assured Guaranty Ltd. solidified its dominant position in the second quarter and captured virtually a 100% share of the municipal bond insurance market in July.