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 5.11% for the week ending Oct. 3, 2013. It remains the lowest weekly average for the yield to maturity since the week ended Aug. 8, 2013 (eight weeks ago), when it was also 5.11%.

Bond Buyer Indexes

The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields was unchanged this week, at 4.53%. It remains at its lowest level since July 18, 2013 (11 weeks ago), when it was 4.52%.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields dropped two basis points this week, to 4.24%, which is its lowest level since July 3, 2013 (13 weeks ago), when it was 4.16%.

The Bond Buyer’s Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, was unchanged this week, at 5.17%. It remains at its lowest level since Aug. 8, 2013 (eight weeks ago), when it was 5.05%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury’s 10-year note declined four basis points this week, to 2.61%, which is its lowest level since Aug. 8, 2013 (eight weeks ago), when it was 2.59%.

The yield on the Treasury’s 30-year bond rose two basis points this week, to 3.71%, but remained below its 3.80% level from two weeks ago.

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