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Bond Buyer Indexes Decline

The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, declined three basis points this week, to 4.07% for the week ending Jan. 10. This is its lowest weekly average since the week ended Dec. 13, when it was 3.93%.

Bond Buyer Indexes

The 20-bond index of 20-year general obligation yields declined eight basis points this week, to 3.60%. But it remained above its 3.58% level from two weeks ago.

The 11-bond index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields dropped seven basis points this week to 3.36%, but remained above its 3.34% level from two weeks ago.

The Bond Buyer’s revenue bond index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, fell four basis points this week, to 4.26% -- its lowest level since Dec. 20, 2012, when it was also 4.26%.

The Bond Buyer’s one-year note index, which is based on one-year GO note yields, was set at 0.21% this week. This is its lowest level in 11 weeks -- since Oct. 24 -- when it was also 0.21%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury’s 10-year note slid one basis point lower this week, to 1.90%. It remained well above its 1.72% level from two weeks ago.

The yield on the Treasury’s 30-year bond declined four basis points this week, to 3.08%, but remained above its 2.90% level from two weeks ago.

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