Long-term mortgage interest rates inched higher Tuesday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield climbed to 4.24 percent.

The 30-year fixed-rate average rose to 5.44 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate climbed to 4.84 percent. The 1-year adjustable was up slightly at 3.22 percent.

The 30-year Treasury bond yield increased to 5.01 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 up 82.59 points, or 0.8 percent, finishing at 10,342.79. The Nasdaq was up 14.08 points, or 0.76 percent, closing at 1,858.56.

Stock and bond figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


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