The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, increased one basis point this week, to 5.28% for the week ending Aug. 29, 2013. This is the highest weekly average for the yield to maturity since the week ended June 2, 2011 (117 weeks ago), when it was also 5.32%.

Bond Buyer Indexes

The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields increased five basis points this week, to 4.96%. This is the highest level for the index since April 20, 2011 (123 weeks ago), when it was 4.98%.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields gained three basis points this week, to 4.70%, which is its highest level since April 20, 2011 (123 weeks ago), when it was 4.72%.

The Bond Buyer’s Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, rose one basis point this week, to 5.30%. It is now at its highest level since July 28, 2011 (109 weeks ago), when it was 5.32%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury’s 10-year note declined 15 basis points this week, to 2.75%, which is its lowest level since Aug. 8, 2013 (three weeks ago), when it was 2.59%.

The yield on the Treasury’s 30-year bond fell 18 basis points this week, to 3.70%. This is the lowest the yield has been since Aug. 8, 2013 (three weeks ago), when it was 3.67%.

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