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    Financials

    The demand for 4-week Treasury bills remained subdued last week

    A considerable amount of $35 billion was offered for the weekly four-week T-bills auctioned on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

    By Sandra Nathanson
  • Financials

    Must-know trends that affect pricing at T-bill auctions

    The U.S. Treasury holds weekly auctions for the four-week, 13-week, and 26-week Treasury bills. But its auctions for 52-week Treasury bills (SHY) take place only once a month.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Must-know: Analyzing the 6-month Treasury bills auction

    The share of primary dealer bids rose slightly. An increase in the percentage of primary dealer bids is a sign of weaker fundamental market demand.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did US Treasury Auctions Fare Last Week?

    The US Department of the Treasury’s 26-week Treasury bill, or T-bill, auction, totaled $26 billion last week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Financials

    Must know: The trading markets available to the investors

    Retail investors mostly prefer the secondary market for buying Treasuries as it eliminates a lot of paper work and other administrative hassles.

    By Sandra Nathanson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assessing Sovereign Bonds amid Heightened Global Uncertainty

    Global uncertainty, Brexit, and the prospect of further easing from central banks in developed markets have spurred demand for government debt.

    By Richard Turnill
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    Financials

    Why the bid/cover ratio for the 6-month Treasury bills declined

    Despite an increase in the six-month Treasury interest rates, last week’s coverage at 4.46x was lower than the previous week’s 4.76x bid/cover ratio.

    By Sandra Nathanson
  • uploads///T bill issuance
    Financials

    Why was the short-term T-Bills auction strong last week?

    The short-term securities that have already been auctioned last week include four-week, 13-week, and 26-week T-Bills.

    By Sandra Nathanson
  • Financials

    Why did demand for floating-rate notes decline?

    Floating-rate notes (FLRN) are the Treasury’s most recent issue. Their first auction was held in January 2014. They offer you a term-to-maturity of two years.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Must-know: Why demand for 6-month T-bills continues to grow

    Demand for six-month Treasury bills has seen a continuous uptrend over the past four weeks, as we’ve seen in the rising bid-to-cover ratio.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • Financials

    Why did the 4-week rally in 6-month T-bill demand end last week?

    This week saw the end of a four-week rally for six-month T-bills, as seen the in bid-to-cover ratio falling for the first time since March 17.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Consumer

    Trump Demands a 2% Rate Cut: 2020 Election Strategy?

    Yesterday, in a series of late-night tweets, President Trump attacked the Federal Reserve and Jerome Powell again, calling them “boneheads.”

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Fed Has Initiated Balance Sheet Normalization

    Atlanta Federal Reserve president and CEO, Raphael Bostic, recently spoke at a conference about the Fed’s balance sheet normalization program.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strong US Jobs Report Raised Hopes of a Rate Hike in 2016

    A rebound in second quarter GDP growth and the rise in the manufacturing sector makes the case for a rate hike in December 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Miscellaneous

    Category ETFs: Off to New Safe Havens

    US equity markets have recovered from the declines on Monday, June 27, 2016. But money is flowing into safe havens as investors are remaining cautious.

    By Meikel Mokry
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bill Gross Reviewed Close Calls That Dotted a ‘Magnificent Era’

    In his monthly investment outlook for June 2016, Bill Gross outlined that money managers who have decades of experience witnessed a “magnificent era.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    BlackRock and DoubleLine See Rate Hike Coming in June or July

    DoubleLine’s chief executive officer Jeffrey Gundlach wrote in an e-mail that the Fed is “signaling economic data are sufficiently robust to warrant a rate increase.”

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads/// Month Treasury Bill Issuance versus Bid Cover Ratio
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Went Down at Last Week’s 26-Week Treasury Bill Auction

    The US Department of the Treasury held its weekly 26-week Treasury bill (or T-bill) auction on May 2.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads/// Week Treasury Bill Issuance versus Bid Cover Ratio
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fundamental Market Demand Rose for 4-Week Treasury Bills Auction

    The US Department of the Treasury conducted the weekly auction of four-week Treasury bills (or T-bills) on April 26.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Short Duration Bonds Can Provide Stability

    Short-term bonds can potentially offer stability to a portfolio given today’s historically low yields and impending rate hikes.

    By Heidi Richardson
  • uploads///USF
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Equities See Outflows of $3.1 Billion

    US equity outflows In the week ended January 22, 2016, US equities saw total outflows of $3.1 billion compared to $1 billion in the previous week. These equities saw outflows due to slow growth, contraction in the manufacturing sector, and the perceived outperformance of European equities. The US economy saw unemployment claims rise in December […]

    By Robert Karr
  • Financials

    Why the demand for four-week Treasury bills fell in the past week

    The bid-to-cover ratio compares the number of bids received in a Treasury auction with the number of bids accepted (or the amount of securities issued).

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Analyzing demand for 13-, 26-, and 52-week T-bills last week

    While four-week T-bills saw a drop in demand in the last week (as we discussed in the previous part of this series), three-month, six-month, and one-year T-bills saw an increase in demand.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads/// Week Treasury Bill Issuance versus Bid Cover Ratio
    Financials

    Why the floating notes remained in demand despite higher issuance

    After a drop during February 4 auction, the demand for one-year T-bill recovered over next two auctions. However, the April 29 auction saw the demand diminishing again.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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