Bond Buyer 20


DEFINITION of 'Bond Buyer 20'

A representation of municipal bond trends based on a portfolio of 20 general obligation bonds that mature in 20 years. The index is based on a survey of municipal bond traders rather than actual prices or yields. The Bond Buyer 20 is published by The Bond Buyer, a daily financial publication.

Also referred to as the "20 Bond Index".

BREAKING DOWN 'Bond Buyer 20'

The average rating of the 20 bonds that make up the index are grade 'Aa2' (Moody's rating) or grade 'AA' (S&P 500 rating). The bond buyer 20 index is simply a theoretical and estimated average of bond yields.

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