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Treasury Auctions $21 Billion Worth Of Ten-Year Notes

12/12/2012 11:44 AM ET

Following yesterday's auction of $32 billion worth of three-year notes, the Treasury Department sold $21 billion worth of ten-year notes on Wednesday.

The ten-year note auction drew a high yield of 1.652 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.95.

Last month, the Treasury sold $24 billion worth of ten-year notes, drawing a high yield of 1.675 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.59.

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 ten-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 3.01.

Finishing off this week's series of long-term securities auctions, the Treasury is due to sell $13 billion worth of thirty-year bonds on Thursday.

by RTT Staff Writer

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