All The Bond Buyer’s weekly yield indexes rose this week, as tax-exempts weakened in nearly all the past few sessions, particularly on the long end of the curve.

“All the deals have been crowded up front and vacant out long,” said George Strickland, managing director and portfolio manager at Thornburg Investment Management. “There’s been a little pickup in the secondary market, but it’s still somewhat sleepy. Maybe people are still a little hung over from New Year’s.”

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