Municipal bond fund outflows for the week of July 10 rose to $1.2 billion from $870 million the prior week.

While the numbers from Lipper FMI paled before those of two weeks ago, when the market experienced a record $4.53 billion in outflows, they were still significant, climbing above $1 billion for the fifth time in six weeks.

Similarly, relatively heavy outflows continued for long-term muni bond funds that report flows weekly, at $836 million. Flows for weekly reporting high-yield muni bond funds jumped back into red following a week's respite, with a $207 million outflow.