10yr auction very strong

The benchmark 10 yr note auction was very strong as the yield of 3.665% was well below the when issued of 3.70-3.71% and the bid to cover of 3.23 was above the 12 month average of 3.12. Also, indirect bidders took 71.3% of the auction, by far the most since at least 2003 which I can’t explain and thus the dealers took only a modest amount. The Treasury definitely got some help today and it’s likely that the highest yields since May became attractive to buyers and the spread to the 2 yr at near record highs became stretched. The Treasury sells 30 yr paper tomorrow and will also be important.

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