The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, declined five basis points this week, to 4.08% for the week ending April 11, 2013. It is the lowest weekly average for the yield to maturity since the week ended March 7, 2012 (five weeks ago), when it was 4.05%.

The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields declined three basis points this week, to 3.93%. It is at its lowest level since March 7, 2013 (five weeks ago), when it was 3.86%.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields also dropped three basis points this week, to 3.70%, which is its lowest level since March 7, 2013 (five weeks ago), when it was 3.63%.

The Bond Buyer's Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, fell three basis points this week, to 4.30%. It is at its lowest level since Feb. 28, 2013 (six weeks ago), when it was 4.29%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury's 10-year note rose four basis points this week, to 1.80%, but remained below its 1.85% level from two weeks ago.

The yield on the Treasury's 30-year bond increased one basis point this week, to 3.00%. It remains below its 3.09% level from two weeks ago.

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