Finishing off this week's series of long-term securities auctions, the Treasury Department sold $29 billion worth of seven-year notes on Thursday, attracting below average demand.
The seven-year note auction drew a high yield of 1.59 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.72.
Last month, the Treasury also sold $29 billion worth of seven-year notes, drawing a high yield of 1.418 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 3.11.
The bid-to-cover ratio is a measure of demand that indicates the amount of bids for each dollar worth of securities being sold.
The ten previous seven-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.86.
Today's seven-year note auction came after the Treasury sold $35 billion worth of two-year notes on Tuesday and 35 billion worth of five-year notes on Wednesday.
by RTT Staff Writer
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