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Could the Grey Swan Event Elude Stocks and Bonds?
Analyzing the superior performance of stocks and bonds over the past 40 years, Bill Gross called the run a “grey swan” if not a black swan event.
Is the US Economy Ready for Another Rate Hike?
With the US economy gearing itself up for the another rate hike, investors are investing in short-term Treasury securities whose price will fall less in value when interest rates rise.
Direct Bidders Lose Interest in the 26-Week Treasury Bills Auction
The US Department of the Treasury held the weekly auction of 26-week Treasury bills (or T-bills) on April 25.
Why Indirect Bidders Lost Interest in the 13-Week T-Bills Auction
The U.S. Department of the Treasury conducted the weekly auction for 13-week Treasury bills, or T-bills, on April 18. The issuance was worth $28 billion.
What Just Happened to 26-week Treasury Bills?
At the Treasury Department’s weekly auction of 26-week Treasury bills on March 28, T-bills worth $26 billion were on offer—$2 billion less than last week.
How Have Treasuries Fared since the Fed’s March Policy Statement?
The yield on the benchmark ten-year Treasury note stood at 1.97% on March 15, a day before the March policy statement. The next day, it fell just 3 basis points.
Bid-to-Cover Ratio Surged for 26-Week Treasury Bills Auction
The U.S. Department of the Treasury held its weekly auction of 26-week Treasury bills on February 22. T-bills worth $30 billion were on offer, unchanged for the fourth successive week.
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.
How Was Market Demand for the 13-Week Treasury Bill Auction?
The U.S. Department of the Treasury conducted the weekly auction of 13-week Treasury bills on February 16, 2016. The total issuance was worth $37 billion.
Direct Bidders Returned for 13-Week Treasury Bills Auction
The U.S. Treasury Department conducted the weekly auction of 13-week Treasury bills (or T-bills) on January 19, 2016.
FOMC Meeting Minutes Reveal December’s Rate Hike Was a Close Call
The FOMC’s December minutes mentioned that raising the target range of the federal funds rate by 25 basis points on December 16, 2015, was a close call.
Choosing between Short- and Long-Term Fixed-Income Mutual Funds
Bond prices fall when interest rate rise. So when interest rate rises, the value of a bond or a bond portfolio falls.
Indirect Bidders Returned to the 13-Week Treasury Bills Auction
The US Department of the Treasury auctioned 13-week T-bills worth $18 billion on September 28. It was $2 billion lower than the previous week.
YTD High Yield for the Two-Year Treasury Note Auction
Demand for the two-year Treasury note was higher in September’s auction. The bid-to-cover ratio rose by 3.5% month-over-month to 3.27x in September’s auction.
Long-Term Treasury Yields and the Flattening Yield Curve
A flattening yield curve refers to a situation in which the difference between yields of short- and long-maturity securities has decreased from its historical trend.
Indirect Bidders Gung-Ho for 13-week Treasury Bills on August 31
The US Treasury auctioned 13-week Treasury bills worth $24 billion on August 31. The percentage of indirect bids leaped to 31.2% of the accepted bids.
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.
Indirect Bidders Return to the 13-Week Treasury Bills Auction
The US Department of the Treasury auctioned 13-week Treasury bills (or T-bills) worth $24 billion on August 3.