Treasury Sells 2 Year Paper At Highest Yield Since May 2011
Moments ago the Treasury sold $32 billion in 2 year paper. Those who have been keeping track of the amazing bear flattening in rates in the past week will probably not be surprised by the result. Everyone else will surely like to know that it just cost the US the most to sell 2 year paper since May of 2011, which at a high yield of 0.469% was the highest yield since May of 2012, or before the great rotation out of stocks and into bond began. And thanks to the "dots" expect to see the yield on short-dated paper to continue rising, even as the long-end drops further in an epic flattening which is sure to crush bank Net Interest Margins. It also explains why nobody talks about it on CNBC any more: after all what is there to say?
Other notables of today's auction: the Indiect Bid of 40.93% was the highest since November 2012, offset by a tumble in the Dealer Takedown which at 37.53% was the lowest since October of 2012. Perhaps the only good news was that despite the rising yields, or maybe due to, demand at the auction close was solid, with the high yield stopping though the When Issued of 0.477% by about 0.8 bps which was to be expected. If the Fed and Dealers lost control of the front end, it's all over.
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