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 5.13%, for the week ending Dec. 19, 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 fell one basis point this week, to 4.73%. The index is at its lowest level since Dec. 5, 2013 (two weeks ago), when it was 4.70%.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields fell one basis point this week, to 4.44%, which is its lowest level since Dec. 5, 2013 (two weeks ago), when it was 4.40%.

The Bond Buyer's Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, rose three basis points this week, to 5.40%. This is the highest the index has been since May 19, 2011 (134 weeks ago), when it was 5.40%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury's 10-year note gained six basis points this week to 2.94%. That's the highest level since Sept. 5, 2013 (13 weeks ago), when it was 2.98%.

The yield on the Treasury's 30-year bond rose one basis points this week, to 3.91%, which is the highest it has been since Dec. 5, 2014 (two weeks ago), when it was 3.92%.

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