After revealing below average demand for this month’s two-year note auction on Tuesday, the Treasury Department on Wednesday announced the results of this month’s auction of $61 billion worth of five-year notes, which also attracted below average demand.
The five-year note auction drew a high yield of 0.621 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.24
Last month, the Treasury also sold $61 billion worth of five-year notes, drawing a high yield of 0.424 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.34.
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 2.46.
Looking ahead, the Treasury is due to announce the result of its auction of $62 billion worth of seven-year notes on Thursday.
The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com