WASHINGTON – Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged in Monday’s auction.
The Treasury Department auctioned $30 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.045 per cent, the same as last week. Another $25 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.080 per cent, also unchanged from last week.
The discount rates reflect that the bills sell for less than face value. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,998.86 while a six-month bill sold for $9,995.96. That would equal an annualized rate of 0.046 per cent for the three-month bills and 0.081 per cent 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, rose to 0.14 per cent last week from 0.12 per cent the previous week.