The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, increased five basis points this week, to 4.14% for the week ending May 23, 2013. This is the highest weekly average for the yield to maturity since the week ended March 27, 2013 (eight weeks ago), when it was 4.15%.

Bond Buyer Indexes

The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields increased nine basis points this week, to 3.70%.This is its highest level since May 2, 2013 (three weeks ago), when it was 3.77%.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields also rose nine basis points this week, to 3.46%, which is its highest level since May 2, 2013 (three weeks ago), when it was 3.54%.

The Bond Buyer’s Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, gained five basis points this week, to 4.30%. This is its highest level since April 11, 2013 (six weeks ago), when it was also 4.30%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury’s 10-year note increased 15 basis points this week, to 2.02%, which is its highest level since March 14, 2013 (10 weeks ago), when it was 2.04%.

The yield on the Treasury’s 30-year bond rose 11 basis points this week, to 3.20%. This is its highest level since March 14, 2013 (10 weeks ago), when it was 3.24%.

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