The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields increased 20 basis points this week, to 3.64%. This put the index at its highest level since Nov. 1, 2012 (seven weeks ago), when it was 3.67%.
Most Bond Buyer Indexes Rise This Week
DEC 20, 2012 5:02pm ET
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"One of these things does not belong" is a catchy slogan and it comes to mind when looking at the latest tax policy ideas coming from Washington when looking at the municipal bond tax exemption. The exemption is not a result of the growth of a tax code designed to induce or reduce certain behaviors. Rather, it is the foundation for the flow of capital in a $3.7 trillion dollar market required to efficiently finance the nation's infrastructure.
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