Five-Year Note Auction Attracts Above Average Demand
Following yesterday’s auction of two-year notes, the Treasury Department sold $36 billion worth of five-year notes on Wednesday, attracting above average demand.
The five-year note auction drew a high yield of 2.815 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.61.
Last month, the Treasury also sold $36 billion worth of five-year notes, drawing a high yield of 2.719 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.55.
The bid-to-cover ratio is a measure of demand that indicates the amount of bids for each dollar worth of securities being sold.
The ten previous five-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.47.
On Thursday, the Treasury Department is due to finish up this week’s series of long-term securities auctions with the sale of $30 billion worth of seven-year notes.
by RTTNews Staff Writer
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