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Two-Year Note Auction Attracts Above Average Demand

Kicking off this week's series of long-term securities auctions, the Treasury Department sold $35 billion worth of two-year notes on Tuesday, attracting above average demand.

The two-year note auction drew a high yield of 0.27 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 3.76.

Last month, the Treasury also sold $35 billion worth of two-year notes, drawing a high yield of 0.34 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 3.69.

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 two-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 3.56.

Following today's two-year note auction, the Treasury is due to sell $35 billion worth of five-year notes on Wednesday and $29 billion worth of seven-year notes on Thursday.

by RTT Staff Writer

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