The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, increased three basis points this week, to 4.89% for the week ending July 18, 2013. This is the highest weekly average for the yield since the week ended June 27, 2013 (three weeks ago), when it was 4.99%.

The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields declined three basis points this week, to 4.52%. But it remained above its 4.39% level from two weeks ago.

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