Treasury Dealer Meeting Agenda: Treasury inquired foreign demand
Treasury Dealer Meeting Agenda: Treasury inquired foreign demand, as well as TIPS issuance. On the former, the debt managers wanted to know what are the drivers of, and the outlook for, foreign private and official demand for Treasuries over the short to medium term. Officials also ask about any notable seasonal or structural trends in foreign flows that Treasury should be aware of. The Treasury also how dealers would recommend increasing TIPS issuance over the next year or so. That would include boosting auction sizes for the various tenors, and whether a new 5-year should be added to the schedule for the second half of the year. Also, what changes would need to be made to accommodate the extra TIPS? It's interesting, but not surprising, that the Treasury is inquiring about demand for Treasuries at a time when supply is ballooning while buying has been slowing. The Dealer meeting will be held on April 26, 27 for the May refunding, to be announced on May 2.