Volumes for non-investment grade bonds steadily increased throughout 1Q12, with three spikes happening on Jan. 19th, Feb. 8 and 28 that coincided with the dates of the New York Federal Reserve’s Maiden Lane II sales, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch data.

The four- week moving average volume in non-agency investment grade paper more than doubled in January to $1.4 billion before falling to $1.1 billion last week.

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