Impressive Demand In 30Y Auction As Foreign Buyer Demand Rises

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 05:19 PM

After a stellar 3Y auction, a solid 10Y moments ago we got the last refunding auction of the quarter when the treasury sold $21 billion in 30 year paper, and it did so in impressive fashion.

The high yield of 3.741% was just above last month's 3.661%. It also stopped through the When Issued 3.756% by 1.5bps, the biggest stop through since January's 2.4bps.

The Bid to Cover rose to 2.426, above April's 2.359, above the six-auction average 2.346 and the highest since January's 2.451.

The internals were also impressive with the Indirect award jumping to 72.44% from 69.12%, the strongest since - you guessed it - January. And with Directs taking down 17.4% (the lowest since, yup, January), dealers were left with 10.2% of the auction, modestly below the recent average of 11.7%.

Overall, this was another solid auction which managed an impressive stop through despite the sharp run up in bond prices (and drop in yields) into the 1Pm auction deadline amid growing recession fears.