US Treasury Sells $40B in 3-yr Notes at 1.490% High Yield

The Treasury Department sold $40 billion in 3-year notes at a yield of 1.490% on Tuesday. The bidding was solid and the amount matched last month’s auction.

  • Bid To Cover 2.98 times more debt than was being offered compared to an average of 3.02 in the last three sales of the securities
  • Indirects 38% of the sale vs Avg. 59.3%
  • Directs purchased a record 23.4% vs  Avg 7.1%
  • Yields 1.490% vs. Exp. 1.513%
  • Alloted at high 79.20%

Today’s auction is part of this week’s $84 billion in government debt supply.

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