Finishing off this week’s series of long-term securities auctions, the Treasury Department sold $18 billion worth of thirty-year bonds on Thursday, attracting slightly below average demand.
The thirty-year bond auction drew a high yield of 3.090 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.27.
Last month, the Treasury sold $14 billion worth of thirty-year bonds, drawing a high yield of 2.958 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.34.
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 thirty-year bond auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.35.
Today’s thirty-year bond auction came after the Treasury sold $34 billion worth of three-year notes on Tuesday and $26 billion worth of ten-year notes on Wednesday.