$36 Billion Three Year Auction Closes At 1.22%, 3.23 Bid To Cover
Today's 3 Year $36 billion Auction closed at a high yield of 1.22%, with a 3.23 Bid To Cover, which was the third highest ever recorded, after a 3.27 in May, and the record 3.33 in November. The auction saw a fairly "new normal" distribution in which 16.3% was taken down by Directs (also the third highest on record), 46.7% by Indirects, and 37% by Primary Dealers. The Hit Rate for the Primary Dealers came in at 17.59%, also unspectacular. Overall, a mediocre auction.
The ever-increasing portion of the Direct Take Down is shown on the chart below in red.