Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Treasury Auction Result for 2/24/2010

The U.S. Treasury Department auctioned the following Treasury securities today.

  • 56-day CMB*: $25 billion (for use by the Federal Reserve under SFP*)

    Primary Dealer: $20 billion
    Indirect Bidder: $2.21 billion
    Indirect Bidder Percentage: 8.8%
    Direct Bidder: $2.79 billion
    Bid to Cover Ratio: 3.93
    Investment Rate: 0.101% (cf. 13-week (91 day) bill investment rate: 0.101%)
    High Rate: 0.100% (allotted at high: 55.04%)
  • 5-year note: $42 billion (same as last month)

    Primary Dealer: $19.58 billion
    Indirect Bidder: $16.87 billion
    Indirect Bidder Percentage: 40.2% (last month 52.8%)
    Direct Bidder: $5.37 billion (last month $3.12 billion)
    Bid to Cover Ratio: 2.75 (last month 2.80)
    Interest Rate: 2.375% (last month 2.250%)
    High Yield: 2.395% (allotted at high: 32.83%) (last month high yield 2.370%)
In addition, SOMA purchased $1.03 billion 5-year note.

Total for the week: $204 billion
  • Bills: $110 billion
  • Notes and bonds: $94 billion
Total for February 2010 so far: $537 billion
  • Bills: $362 billion
  • Notes and bonds: $175 billion
Additional purchase by SOMA in February so far: $19.21 billion
  • Bills: $12.49 billion
  • Notes and bonds: $6.72 billion


SOMA System Open Market Account at the Federal Reserve New York Bank
Primary Dealer A bank or securities broker-dealer that may trade directly with the Federal Reserve System. Primary Dealers are required to bid at Treasury auctions. Current list of Primary Dealers is available at New york Fed.
Indirect Bidder Supposed to be the foreign investors, both foreign central banks and foreign private investors
Bid to Cover ratio The number of bids received divided by the number of bids accepted. The higher the ratio, the higher the demand.
Reopening The U.S. Treasury issues additional amounts of a previously issued security. The reopened security has the same maturity date and coupon interest rate as the original security, but with a different issue date and usually a different purchase price.
Cash Management Bill (CMB) A short-term security sold by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The maturity on a CMB can range from a few days to six months. The money raised through these issues is used by the Treasury to meet any temporary shortfalls. CMBs tend to pay higher yields than bills with fixed maturities, but their shorter maturities lead to lower overall interest expense.
Supplementary Financing Program (SFP) A program initiated by the U.S. Treasury Department at the request of the Federal Reserve in September 17, 2008. The cash raised from the auction will be used in the various Federal Reserve initiatives to support the financial markets and manage its balance sheet.

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