Very “Special” 5 Year Auction Tails Despite Massive Short Overhang

The most notable thing about today’s Treasury auction of $34 billion in 5 Year paper is not what happened after the 1pm announcement of its pricing, but what has been taking placed in the last few days, where as the following charts from SMRA, there has been a major surge in shorts, who have in turn sent the underlying paper “super special” in repo, to the tune of -2.50% as of this morning.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 22, 2016.

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