The 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields increased 20 basis points this week, to 3.64%. This put the index at its highest level since Nov. 1, 2012 (seven weeks ago), when it was 3.67%.

The 11-Bond GO Index of higher-grade 20-year GO yields jumped 19 basis points this week, to 3.39%, which is its highest level since Nov. 1, 2012 (seven weeks ago), when it was 3.46%.

The Bond Buyer's Revenue Bond Index, which measures 30-year revenue bond yields, rose 14 basis points this week, to 4.26% -- its highest level since Nov. 1, 2012 (seven weeks ago), when it was 4.29%.

The Bond Buyer's One-Year Note Index, which is based on one-year GO note yields, declined one basis point this week, to 0.22%. This is its lowest level since Nov. 28 (three weeks ago), when it was also 0.22%.

The yield on the U.S. Treasury's 10-year note increased seven basis points this week, to 1.80%. This is its highest level since Oct. 25, 2012 (eight weeks ago), when it was 1.83%.

The yield on the Treasury's 30-year bond gained eight basis points this week, to 2.98%, which is its highest level since Oct. 25, 2012 (eight weeks ago), when it was also 2.98%.

The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, rose 16 basis points this week, to 4.09% for the week ending Dec. 20, 2012. This is the highest weekly average for the yield to maturity since the week ended Nov. 8, 2012 (six weeks ago), when it was 4.12%.

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