After an ugly 3Y auction, and a solid 10Y sale yesterday, moments ago the Treasury sold $24BN in a 29 Year-10 month reopening of cusip SZ2 ahead of today’s Fed minutes. But if one thought investors would show any nerves about the coming taper in today’s auction, boy were they in for a surprise.
That’s because the auction was nothing short of spectacular: stopping at 2.049%, the auction stopped through the 2.062% When Issued by 1.3bps, which aside from last month’s 1.8bps stop, was the first non-tailing auction in 5. That said, it was the highest auction for the 30Y tenor since June’s 2.172, even if there was no concession in today’s session as a result of the sharp grind lower in yields on the long end if not the short one.
The Bid to Cover of 2.3595 was solid, and aside from September’s 2.486, was the highest since April; it was