US Sells $22 billion in 20-year bonds at a high yield of 1.37%

BY Reuters | TREASURY | 10/21/20 01:08 PM EDT

Oct 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department sold $22 billion in 20-year bonds on Wednesday at a high yield of 1.37%. For further details, see:

Term and Type of Security 19-Year 10-Month Bond CUSIP Number 912810SQ2 Series Bonds of August 2040 Interest Rate 1-1/8% High Yield 1 1.370% Allotted at High 96.29% Price 95.765607 Accrued Interest per $1,000 $2.41508 Median Yield 2 1.325% Low Yield 3 0.080% Issue Date November 02, 2020 Maturity Date August 15, 2040 Original Issue Date August 31, 2020 Dated Date August 15, 2020

(Reporting By Karen Brettell Editing by Chris Reese)

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