The days of choppy trading and gradual price erosion are likely to continue, players said Friday, at least until the October employment report is released at week's end.

Both the Treasury and municipal markets moved within a narrow range Friday, opening lower and ending about even on the day. The price trend of the past seven sessions has been driven by uncertainty about whether the economy is improving and rates are posied to reverse a long downward trend, or whether the economy is merely suffering from nervous tics.

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