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Bond Buyer Indexes Increase

The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, increased four basis points this week, to 3.99% for the week ending Jan. 17, 2013. This is the same weekly average as two weeks ago.

Bond Buyer Indexes

The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields rose 13 basis points this week, to 3.67%. This is the highest level for the index since Jan. 3, 2013 (four weeks ago), when it was 3.68%.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields also gained 13 basis points this week, to 3.43%, which is its highest level since Jan. 3, 2013 (four weeks ago), when it was also 3.43%.

The Bond Buyer’s Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, increased five basis points this week, to 4.29%. This is its highest level since Jan. 3, 2013 (four weeks ago), when it was 4.30%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury’s 10-year note jumped 14 basis points this week, to 1.99%. This is the highest level for the 10-year yield since April 12, 2012 (42 weeks ago), when it was 2.06%.

The yield on the Treasury’s 30-year bond rose 12 basis points this week, to 3.17%, which is the highest it has been since April 12, 2012 (42 weeks ago), when it was 3.22%.

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