The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, was unchanged this week, at 4.15% for the week ending March 28, 2013. It remains the highest weekly average for the yield to maturity since the week ended Oct. 18, 2012 (23 weeks ago), when it was also 4.15%.

Bond Buyer Indexes

The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields was unchanged this week at 3.99%. It is below its 4.00% figure from two weeks ago but above its 3.86% figure from three weeks ago.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields also was unchanged this week, at 3.76%. It is below its 3.77% figure from two weeks ago but above its 3.63% figure from three weeks ago.

The Bond Buyer’s Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, fell two basis points this week, to 4.35%. It is at its lowest level since March 7, 2013 (three weeks ago), when it was 4.31%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury’s 10-year note declined eight basis points this week, to 1.85%, which is its lowest level since Jan. 24, 2013 (nine weeks ago), when it was also 1.85%.

The yield on the Treasury’s 30-year bond dropped six basis points this week, to 3.09%, which is the lowest yield for the 30-year since Jan. 24, 2013 (nine weeks ago), when it was 3.05%.

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