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The MLP-Treasury Yield Spread Contracted Marginally in Q3

Ruth King
The MLP-Treasury Yield Spread Contracted Marginally in Q3

The yield spread between the Alerian MLP Index yield and the US ten-year Treasury yield contracted to 5.0% at the end of Q3 from 5.1% at the end of Q2. The AMZ yield fell until the middle of August but rose again to 8.0% at the end of Q3, the same level as at the end of Q2. However, the ten-year Treasury yield rose to 3.07% at the end of Q3 from 2.85% at the end of Q2. The rise in Treasury yield contributed to the shrinking of the spread between AMZ and the Treasury yield.