The tax-free municipal market on Monday got off to a solid start to a busy week that’s set to bring a large amount of new issue volume and government economic data that was delayed by a shutdown in Congress.

“Today was slow and steady,” one trader in California said in an interview. “We haven’t seen enough trading going on to drive prices one way or the other. We’re watching tomorrow, to see how the market takes the economic data – is it old news, or is it something we haven’t had?”

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