The Treasury Department finished off this week's series of long-term securities auctions with the sale of $30 billion worth of seven-year notes on Thursday, attracting above average demand.

The seven-year note auction drew a high yield of 2.930 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.62.

Last month, the Treasury sold $29 billion worth of seven-year notes, drawing a high yield of 2.952 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.56.

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 seven-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.51.

Today's seven-year note auction came after the Treasury sold $33 billion worth of two-year notes on Tuesday and $36 billion worth of five-year notes on Wednesday.

by P2PNews Staff Writer

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