T. Rowe Price & Associates tracks the yields of 20 California municipal bonds and the Bond Buyer Index of 40 national issues.
California index, Friday: 5.13%
Bond Buyer 40-bound index, Friday: 5.23%
Five Widely Held California Bonds:
Issue: Calif. general-obligation 10-yr
Yield, Dec. 19: 4.47%
Yield, Friday: 4.45%
Issue: Calif. general-obligation 20-yr
Yield, Dec. 19: 5.15
Yield, Friday: 5.12
Issue: Los Angeles MTA (insured)
Yield, Dec 19: 5.15
Yield, Friday: 5.14
Issue: Calif. public works lease rev.
Yield, Dec. 19: 4.80
Yield, Friday: 4.85
Issue: San Fran. airport (insured)
Yield, Dec. 19: 5.17
Yield, Friday: 5.16
Source: T. Rowe Price & Associates in Baltimore, which manages a $150-million California bond fund
Note: All yields are as of 2 p.m. Friday. Yields are based on institutional trading, retail prices and a survey of California brokers. Yields offered to individual investors will vary.