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Discussion Paper

Dealers’ Positions and the Auction Cycle


Abstract: The aftermath of the financial crisis and changes in technology and regulation have spurred a spirited discussion of dealers? evolving role in financial markets. One such role is to buy securities at auction and sell them off to investors over time. We assess this function using data on primary dealers? positions in benchmark Treasury securities, released by the New York Fed since April 2013 and described in this earlier Liberty Street Economics post.

Keywords: auctions; Treasury securities; positions;

JEL Classification: G1; G2;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Liberty Street Economics

Publication Date: 2015-10-14

Number: 20151014