Municipal bond traders are preparing for what is likely to be the biggest slate of new issue volume before the year is done.

“We’re getting close to the end with only another week or so before things really start to shut down, so deals are trying to get through before we hit that wall,” a trader in Connecticut said. “The market appears to be trying to hang on at these levels, but with any appreciable amount of supply, things may pop up quite a bit.”

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