Subpar 30 Year Prices At 4.75%, 2 Basis Points Away From Multi-Year Highs
Unlike yesterday's earthshattering and very perplexing 10 Year auction, today's 30 year auction of $16 billion in bonds was a dud. The bond priced at a high yield of 4.75%, 2 bps wide of the when issued, and just 2 basis points of the highest rates seen in the past several years, specifically the 4.77% seen in the April 2010 auction (not surprisingly, today the 30 Year Fixed Cash Mortgage printed at the highest rate since April of 2010 as well when the market topped last, as we pointed out previously). The Bid To Cover was a subpar 2.51 compared to the 12 month average of 2.67. Direct Bidders, who completely disappeared yesterday were here, taking down 8%, Indirects accounted for 43.1% and the Primary Dealing flippers bought 48.9% (a 73% hit rate). In other news, the interest in the long end is leaking, and the bulk of the fireworks continue to be in the belly, with major interest dropping in the 3-5 Year side, and a major pick up in Indirect interest in the 10 Year. Look for this trend to persist.
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