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Caterpillar said to plan 50-year debt as part of $2B sale

  • Caterpillar (CAT) reportedly is planning to sell $2B of notes including the first 50-year bonds offered in the U.S. in nearly a year, with the $500M of debt due 2064 said to price to yield 137.5 bps more than Treasurys.
  • The bonds apparently were added to the offering, which includes $1B of 10-year notes and $500M of 30-year securities, after it was marketed earlier today.
  • In addition, the 2024 bonds may price to yield 80 bps more than similar maturity government debt and the 2044 securities may pay a 95 bps spread.
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  • John Grandits
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    1.38% over treasuries, the demand for yield continues. Apple recently sold a whack of bonds too at 75 bps over treasuries. Curious to know where all this demand is coming from???
    5 May 2014, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • King Rat
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    As the tapering stimulus is suppressing long term rates, this is the result. I'd be curious to see what rates 20+ year corporate bonds collect a year from now.


    What I am curious is how they calculate the theoretical yield on theoretical 50 year treasuries.
    5 May 2014, 07:59 PM Reply Like
  • jumpnjoey77
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    AAPL did not sell 50 year bonds. Hence the higher yield.
    6 May 2014, 12:30 AM Reply Like
  • goblue5876
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    People are still scared and desperate for safety and some "guaranteed" income. I quote guaranteed because inflation has to be at least 2-3% over this time, likely to go higher.
    23 May 2014, 12:12 PM Reply Like
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