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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are We Just 2 Weeks Away from a Rate Hike in the US?

    The Fed’s hawkish tone and repeated references to June as a possible candidate for a rate hike were unexpected by market participants.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Fundamental Demand Tanked for 4-Week Treasury Bills

    The US Treasury Department conducted the weekly auction for four-week Treasury bills (or T-bills) on May 3.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Overall Demand Tanked for the 2-Year Treasury Note in March

    The two-year Treasury note auction size was set at $26 billion, an amount that has been constant since January 2015. The issue’s coupon rate was ~0.88%.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Treasury Yields as February 2016 Ends

    Last year, US Treasury yields lost much of their curve, as the pace of decline in long-term yields was much faster than those of short-term yields.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Portugal’s Bond Yields Are Diverging from the Rest of Europe

    Portugal’s bond yields have been diverging from the rest of Europe. The Bank of Portugal reassigned five of Novo Banco’s senior bonds to Banco Espirito Santo.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fundamental Market Demand Fell for the 13-Week T-Bills Auction

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury auctioned 13-week T-bills worth $28 billion on December 21. The amount on offer was same as the previous week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High Yield Rose for the 5-Year Treasury Notes Auction

    The yield on the five-year T-notes in the secondary market fell by four basis points after the auction—compared to the previous day. It ended at 1.66% on November 24.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the US Treasury Market Events of October 15, 2014

    In a report on the US Treasury market on October 15, 2014, the ten-year benchmark yield witnessed a 37 basis-point trading range.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Bid-to-Cover Ratio: Highest Mark Ever for the 4-Week T-Bills Auction

    The US Department of the Treasury conducted the weekly auction of four-week Treasury bills, or T-bills, on September 29. The issuance was $10 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bid-to-Cover Ratio Surges for Five-Year Treasury Notes

    Following the auction of five-year Treasury notes, yield in the secondary market rose marginally by 3 basis points from the previous day. Yield ended September 23 at 1.47%.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Bid-to-Cover Ratio Rose for the 4-Week Treasury Bills Auction

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury conducted the weekly auction for four-week Treasury bills, or T-bills, on September 15. The issuance was $20 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Treasury Yields Fell as the Interest Rates Stayed the Same

    Treasury yields fell across the yield curve for the week ending September 18, 2015. The demand for safe-haven assets rose amid global uncertainty.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Direct Bidders Flock to the 10-Year Treasury Notes Auction

    The US Department of the Treasury conducts an auction for ten-year Treasury notes, or T-notes, once a month. The yield is considered a benchmark in the financial markets.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Safe-Haven Demand Fell amid a Heavy Supply of Treasuries

    Last week, the supply of Treasury securities rose due to the large issuance of high-grade bonds and China dumping US Treasuries.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Overall Demand Tanks for 5-Year Treasury Notes

    The yield on five-year Treasury notes in the secondary market moved up marginally after the auction from the previous day. It ended August 26 at 1.49%, compared to 1.48% on August 25.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Overall and Market Demand Fall for 10-Year Treasury Notes

    On August 12, ten-year T-notes worth $24 billion were auctioned. This was $3 billion higher than the previous month. The coupon rate came in at 2%.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Treasury Yields Rise as the Producer Price Index Inflation Rises

    US Treasury yields rose across the yield curve for the week ending August 14 due to a rise in the PPI. However, the rise in the yields was restricted to single digits.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Direct Bidders Shun the Four-Week Treasury Bills Auction

    The US Department of the Treasury conducted the weekly auction for four-week Treasury bills on August 4. The issuance was $40 billion, the same as in the previous three weeks.

    By Lynn Noah
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