The Treasury Department kicked off this week’s series of announcements of the results of its long-term securities auctions on Tuesday, revealing this month’s auction of $48 billion worth of two-year notes attracted above average demand.
The two-year note auction drew a high yield of 2.585 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.74.
Last month, the Treasury sold $50 billion worth of two-year notes, drawing a high yield of 2.365 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.46.
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 2.55.
The Treasury is due to announce the results of this month’s auction of $49 billion worth of five-year notes on Wednesday and the results of this month’s auction of $44 billion worth of seven-year notes on Thursday.