Government securities Market (Week ended June 24, 2022)

27 June, 2022


The secondary bond markets turned bearish during the week ending 24th June 2022 as yields were seen increasing further. Renewed selling interest on the liquid maturities of 01.06.25, 01.05.27 and 15.01.28 saw its yields hit intra-week highs of 21.60% and 21.25% each against its previous weeks closing levels of 20.40/75 each while buying interest at these levels curtailed any further upward movement.


The undersubscription of the weekly Treasury Bill auction for the first time in five weeks contributed to the upward trend in bond yields as well. The National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) for the month of May was seen leaping on its point to point to 45.3% against its previous of 33.8% while its annualized increased to 16.3% from 13.00%.


The daily secondary market Treasury Bond/Bill transacted volumes for the first four trading days of the week averaged Rs.10.49 billion.


In money markets, the total outstanding liquidity deficit reduced further to Rs.619.20 billion by the end of the week against its previous weeks of Rs.629.00 billion while the CBSL’s holding of Gov. Securities increased further to Rs.2,086.32 billion against its previous weeks of Rs.2,045.94 billion. The weighted average rates on call money and repo stood at 14.50% each for the week.


(References: Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Bloomberg E-Bond trading platform, Money broking companies)


Courtesy: Wealth Trust Securities Ltd



– Sunday Observer Sri Lanka

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