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Originally published Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM

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Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury auction

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction. Rates on three-month bills slipped and rates on six-month bills were unchanged.


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WASHINGTON —

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction. Rates on three-month bills slipped and rates on six-month bills were unchanged.

The Treasury Department auctioned $25 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.030 percent, down from 0.035 percent last week. Another $23 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.050 percent, unchanged from the auction of six-month bills last week.

The discount rates are a reflection of the bills selling for less than face value. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.24 while a six-month bill sold for $9,997.47. That would equal an annualized rate of 0.030 percent for the three-month bills and 0.051 percent for the six-month bills.

Separately, the Federal Reserve said Monday that the average yield for one-year Treasury bills, a popular index for making changes in adjustable rate mortgages, remained the same from the previous week at 0.10 percent.



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