Large investment managers bought $11.810 billion at a 2-year note auction held in August,
compared with the $11.230 billion they purchased the previous month, data from the U.S. Treasury Department released on Friday showed.
Overseas investors, another major group of holders of U.S. government debt, bought $3.001 billion of the latest 2-year supply,
compared with $6.769 billion they purchased the previous month, according to the Treasury Department’s auction allotment data.
The Treasury also sold some of $27 billion of 2-year notes earlier this month to banks, pension funds and Wall Street bond dealers.
At other auctions held the same week as the 2-year auction, large investment managers bought $18.781 billion of 5-year notes,
compared with the $19.425 billion they purchased the previous month. They bought $16.197 billion in 7-year debt versus $17.539 billion
the prior month.
Overseas investors bought $7.748 billion of the latest 5-year supply, compared with $4.562 billion they purchased the previous month.
They bought $6.834 billion of 7-year debt versus $3.450 billion the prior month.
The Treasury offered $35 billion in 5-year notes and $29 billion in 7-year debt.
As for the month’s supply of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), the Treasury offered $14 billion in 5-Year TIPS Note of
which investment funds bought $8.322 billion and foreign investors purchased $2.375 billion.