Fed Buys $5.9 Billion Of Recently Auctioned 5 YearTreasuries
As part of today's $7 Billion Treasury OMO by the Fed, $5.9 billion of recently auctioned off 5 Years were purchased.
Note the highlighted CUSIPs:
912828KY5 is the 5 Year auctioned off on June 24, $40 billion offered, $11 billion of which was accepted by primary dealers. And poof - now they hold just a little over 50% of this issue (and we have not checked how much may have been repurchased in prior OMOs).
912828KV1 is the 5 Year auctioned off on May 27, $25 billion offered, $18.5 billion of which went to primary dealers.
It seems the Fed today is particularly concerned with thee 5 year point.
So, yes, we will have QE phasing out... But not yet.... not yet!
In the meantime -auction closed at 11am... And here is the market reaction: