The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, increased four basis points this week, to 5.11% for the week ending Nov. 14, 2013. This is the highest weekly average for the yield to maturity since the week ended Oct. 24, 2013 (three weeks ago), when it was 5.16%.

Bond Buyer Indexes

The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields increased eight basis points this week, to 4.64%. The index is at its highest level since Oct. 17, 2013 (four weeks ago), when it was 4.68%.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields gained eight basis points this week, to 4.35%, which is its highest level since Oct. 17, 2013 (four weeks ago), when it was 4.37%.

The Bond Buyer’s Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, rose five basis points this week, to 5.23%. This is the highest the index has been since Oct. 17, 2013 (four weeks ago), when it was 5.25%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury’s 10-year note rose nine basis points this week, to 2.69%, which is its highest level since Oct. 10, 2013 (five weeks ago), when it was also 2.69%.

The yield on the Treasury’s 30-year bond gained seven basis points this week, to 3.79%, which is the highest it has been since Sept. 19, 2013 (eight weeks ago), when it was 3.80%.

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