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Weak 2 Year Auction Prices At 0.745%, Bid To Cover At Lowest Since May 2010, Primary Dealers Buy Most Since July 2009

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Today's $35 billion 2 Year bond auction priced at 0.745%, on top of the WI. Yet despite the seeming lack of weakness, the internals were not pretty, with the Bid To Cover coming at 3.03, the lowest since the 2.93 at the May 2010 2 Year auction. This alone would indicate a material weakness in the bidside. What is also troubling, is that just like in the 10 Year auction from earlier this month, the Direct Bidders declined notably, coming at just 6.81%, compared to an average of 15% in the last year, and the lowest since November 2009. And while Indirects came in roughly as expected, Primary Dealers took down 61.85% of the auction: the highest amount since July 2009. The dynamic of bond bidding are certain changing as there is a big rotation going on behind the scenes. Alas, there continues to be insufficient information to determine just where the bidding interest is disappearing from. That said, we expect the "UK holdings" in February when they are released some time in May, to be flat or even decline.

 

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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:20 | 985923 RobotTrader
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Clean breakout in bonds over the 21-day.

It's "Risk Off" for now.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:24 | 985937 Caviar Emptor
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Hey Dow down nearly 200 points! Where the hell are the "buy the dip_ies?" Don't you realize Ben and Gadaffi will send you to Gitmo? 

If this goes on it'll be "Sell the Fucking Riff"! 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:46 | 986315 bankrupt JPM bu...
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dont worry Ben has the fire power for an reversal of 400 points in the last 10 minutes here, I say DOW green by the time maria struts her fat ass across the closing bell.

 

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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:27 | 985946 RobotTrader
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VXX breaking out:

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:08 | 986077 lieutenantjohnchard
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i see the old catfish mouth robo uber bull bear wannabe has found another indicator. odd. the catfish told us the other day that his tour de main crash indicator was the summation index. maybe he'll post us a humungous chart later on to keep us apprised.

btw: max keiser (still in business fyi - you said he was toast a while back - just thought i would remind you) and gentleman jim sinclair (the old scroomer as you call him) send their regards.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 22:46 | 987299 RockyRacoon
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If his charts don't go the correct direction he just flips 'em 180 and posts them anyway.

Takes a real neck twister to read the text.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:28 | 985947 topcallingtroll
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I think bonds will trade up from here temporarily. Fear tends to be supportive!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:34 | 985954 koot
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In a nation not so long ago bid to cover meant something, but how can it mean anything when the so called bids placed are done via QE currencies and those accepted were arranged well in advance of the "auction" day?  Of course someone will say, "Prove the auctions are rigged in advance", and to that I say ask what happens when the US Government wants to audit the Fed.

And then people wonder if the Dollar is a store of value or not.  I am a human being, not just a human.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:33 | 985961 Cash_is_Trash
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Can't monetize the debt forever. The rates are going up in the long term.

Which sovereign nation wants crap-o U.S. debt? It's obvious it's garbage.

U.S. - Broke

U.K. - Broke

Japan - Uber Broke

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:37 | 985970 surfwon
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Santelli graded this issue at a C- .......... also has anyone noticed the flight to safety in teh us dollar.......not......... just another sign of things to come........ usd not even important anymore........thanks uncle ben

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:42 | 985994 slackrabbit
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Magneto: We are future Charles, Not them! They no longer matter.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:38 | 985972 youngman
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These statistics are fun to read..but they mean nothing now..if they had faces and names with them they might be worth something...but what is a PD today..or a Direct..no one knows...or an indirect for that matter...its such a game of hid the peanut....

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:39 | 985981 buzzsaw99
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0.745% sounds good to me.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:51 | 986030 Robslob
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Sounds like we are temporarily running out of fiat...

Start The Presses!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:27 | 986109 SayTabserb
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So 62% will be flipped in a couple of weeks.  We've got this routine down. Increasingly, the only people buying are the ones who have no intention of holding on to the stuff. They're more like the Fed's Purchasing Agents, working on commission.  Oh yeah, this can work indefinitely.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 17:09 | 986385 John Law Lives
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$4 per gallon for gasoline coming?

http://www.cnbc.com/id/41721766

The Ben Bernank says QE is working.  Well, it works if the purpose was to make Wall Street shysters and banksters and OPEC oil sheikhs even wealthier.

Good job, Ben.

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