Nearly all of the Bond Buyer's weekly yield indexes were flat to higher this week as losses during the second half outweighed earlier minor gains.

"Early on in the week, we were seeing a little bit of positive momentum, but we're finishing it out a little softer," said Evan Rourke, portfolio manager at Eaton Vance. "There were a couple of bid-wanteds from fund-type investors, a little bit of weakness on the long end. It's been a week where the tone went from very good to a little queasier."

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