Government Securities Market (Week ended October 22, 2021) | Sunday Observer

Government Securities Market (Week ended October 22, 2021)

24 October, 2021

The shortened trading week ending October 22, 2021 saw the weighted average yield on the market favorite 91 day bill continuing its increasing trend to hit an high of 8.39%, accumulating a total increase of 317 basis points over the past 12 weeks.

This intern kept activity in the secondary bond at a bare minimum during the week as only the maturities of 15.12.23, 01.12.24, 15.01.27 and 15.06.27 were seen changing hands at levels of 9.50%, 10.00% to 10.05%, 11.30% to 11.40% and 11.51% to 11.52%.

Nevertheless, the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) for the month of September reflected a further decrease for a second consecutive month to 6.2% on its point to point in comparison to its previous month’s figure 6.7%.

In money markets, the total outstanding liquidity shortage at the end of the week increased further to Rs.171.84 billion against its previous weeks Rs.151.62 billion while the Domestic Operations Department (DOD) of Central Bank drained out liquidity during the week by way of 7 to 14 day repo auctions at weighted average yields ranging from 5.98% to 6.05%. The weighted average rates on overnight call money and repo was 5.90% and 5.93% respectively for the week.

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

Courtesy: Wealth Trust Securities Ltd