• High-yield 4.166% (previous 4.093%)
  • WI level at the time of the auction: 4.157%
  • Tail: 0.9 basis points versus 6-month average of 0.5 basis points (previous -1.2 basis points)
  • Bid to Cover: 2.51x vs 6-month average of 2.52x (previous 2.56x)
  • Directs (domestic demand): 18.65% vs 6-month average of 18.3% (previous 16.1%)
  • Indirects (international demand): 64.3% vs 6month average of 66.2% (previous 71.0%)
  • Dealers 17.06% versus 6-month average of 15.5%

Auction Grade: D

I don't like it. The Dealers were saddled with more of the issue. There was a positive tail and the Bid to cover was light. The only thing good was domestic demand was larger than the average. That was the only saving grace.