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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

U.S. Treasury Set to Borrow Another $1 Trillion for a Second Year to Finance The Deficit

By: Liz McCormick, Saleha Mohsin, and Alexandre Tanzi

Photo by: Almonroth

The U.S. Treasury Department is set to maintain elevated sales of long-term debt to finance the government’s widening budget deficit, with new issuance projected to top $1 trillion for a second-straight year.

Many strategists at primary-dealer firms predict that this Wednesday’s quarterly refunding announcement will see the Treasury maintain note and bond sales at the record high levels they have boosted them to in recent months.

Read more at Bloomberg.