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    Foreigners Continue to Sell Long Term Treasuries

    During the financial crisis in March, foreigners sold more than $500 billion in dollar-denominated assets (government bonds, government-guaranteed bonds, private bonds, and equities) in an effort to raise cash. By April, with the Fed printing trillions of dollars, this trend reversed and foreigners started buying back those assets. As of the latest data (June), foreign holdings of US assets were more than $200 billion higher than in February.

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    , despite that big rebound in foreign holdings of dollar assets in general, foreign holdings of long term treasuries in particular continued to decline, dropping by nearly $500 billion from February to June. At the same time, holdings of government backed bonds dropped slightly, holdings of private bonds increased significantly, and holdings of equities soared.

    https://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/slt2d.txt (lol at the treasury's preposterously poor formatting)

    IMO, this suggests increasing concern on the part of foreign investors (including foreign governments) with US fiscal and monetary policy.
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    I used to wonder who would buy junk treasuries . Then it came to me in the plague. They, the central banks can just sell them to each other .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    A lot of countries are suffering economically so they are selling what they can. This has no meaning outside of that.
    Precisely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    A lot of countries are suffering economically so they are selling what they can. This has no meaning outside of that.
    That will continue , they'll sell whatever they can . Soon they'll be pimping out Danke



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