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Mortgage rates climb

30-year fixed up at 5.79%; 10-year Treasury down at 4.5%
Published on May 3, 2004

Long-term mortgage interest rates were higher Friday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield decreased to 4.5 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average increased to 5.79 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate rose to 5.13 percent. The 1-year adjustable was up at 3.24 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield fell to 5.28 percent. Rates are current as of 7:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Mortgage rate figures are according to Bankrate.com, which publishes nightly averages based on its survey of 4,000 banks in 50 states. Points on these mortgages range from zero to 3.5. In other economic news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 46.7 points, or 0.45 percent, finishing at 10,225.57. The Nasdaq was down 38.63 points, or 1.97 percent, closing at 1,920.15. Stock and bond figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. *** *** Send tips, feedback or a letter to the editor to [email protected] or call (510) 658-9252, ext. 138....

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