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Does Urgency Affect Price at Market? An Analysis of U.S. Treasury Short-Term Finance

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  • Seligman, Jason

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Like all economic agents government must actively manage its cash position in order to meet obligations. In the U.S., when the short-term cash position is not adequate, Treasury offers bills that are not previously scheduled-Cash Management Bills. Using data from Treasury's proprietary Domestic Finance Database, this paper finds unscheduled bills have consistently higher yields than normally scheduled bills, suggesting the more inelastic demand represented by this type of finance has an impact on costs. Several factors are identified which contribute to the costs of Cash Management for Treasury.

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Article provided by Blackwell Publishing in its journal Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Volume (Year): 38 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (June)
Pages: 989-1012

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Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:38:y:2006:i:4:p:989-1012

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  1. Warren B. Hrung & Jason S. Seligman, 2011. "Responses to the financial crisis, treasury debt, and the impact on short-term money markets," Staff Reports 481, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  2. Seth Kopchak, 2014. "The absorption effect of US Treasury auctions," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 21-44, July.

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