Saturday, June 20, 2009

Treasuries Still At Negative Repo Rates

Lots of queries lately as to why 10 years (and other bonds on the curve) are still at markedly negative repo rates: i.e. the phenomenon of negative interest for lenders. This is an interesting topic which I will touch on again soon, especially with recently implemented 300 bps fees for delivery fails. Across The Curve has discussed this issue recently and I point to his post for a good primer. An even better primer is straight out of the New York Fed "Repurchase Agreements with Negative Interest Rates." Recommended Sunday reading for anyone curious about the intricacies of the Treasury market.

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