The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, was unchanged at 5.13% for the week ending Dec. 26, 2013, the highest since Oct. 24, 2013, (seven weeks ago), when it was 5.16%.

Bond Buyer Indexes

The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields was unchanged this wee at 4.73%. The index is at its lowest level since Dec. 5, 2013 (2 weeks ago), when it was 4.70%.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields were unchanged at 4.44%, which is its lowest level since Dec. 5, 2013 (2 weeks ago), when it was 4.40%.

The Bond Buyer's Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, was down by seven basis points at 5.33%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury's 10-year note gained six basis points this week to 3%, after rising six basis points the week prior.

The yield on the Treasury's 30-year bond rose one basis points this week, to 3.92%, after edging up one basis point the previous week as well.

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