Strong demand for municipal bonds buoyed prices throughout the week.

The primary market led the way, as a surge in supply on the week — an expected $8.64 billion, against $4.04 billion last week — met a cash-heavy investor base. After a slow holiday Monday launched the week, deals on Tuesday and Wednesday arrived in some cases with lower yields, were upsized, and priced ahead of schedule or were many times oversubscribed.

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