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Five-Year Note Auction Attracts Average Demand

2/26/2013 1:29 PM ET

Following yesterday's sale of $35 billion worth of two-year notes, the Treasury Department sold $35 billion worth of five-year notes on Tuesday, attracting average demand.

The five-year note auction drew a high yield of 0.777 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.85.

Last month, the Treasury also sold $35 billion worth of five-year notes, drawing a high yield of 0.889 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.88.

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 five-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.86.

Finishing off this week's series of long-term securities auction, the Treasury is due to sell $29 billion worth of seven-year notes on Wednesday.

by RTT Staff Writer

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