Foreign Grip Loosens on Treasuries as U.S. Investors Buy (Mar 2014)

 

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Source: Bloomberg – Foreign Grip Loosens on Treasuries as U.S. Investors Buy

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Overseas creditors such as China and Japan enabled the U.S. to spend its way out of the recession as they gobbled up 80 percent of the nation’s Treasuries. Now, their holdings are dropping toward the lowest level in a decade, while homegrown investors have picked up the slack.

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Fed Assets Reach Record $4 Trillion on Unprecedented Bond-Buying (Dec 2013)

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Source: Bloomberg – Fed Assets Reach Record $4 Trillion on Unprecedented Bond-Buying

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The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet reached a record $4 trillion, as the central bank pushed on with its unprecedented asset-purchase program.

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Fed Seen Tapering QE in $10 Billion Steps in Next Seven Meetings (Dec 2013)

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Source: Bloomberg – Fed Seen Tapering QE in $10 Billion Steps in Next Seven Meetings

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The Federal Reserve is likely to reduce its bond purchases in $10 billion increments over the next seven meetings before ending the program in December 2014, economists said.

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BOJ Said to See Significant Room for More Bond Purchases (Dec 2013)

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Source: Bloomberg – BOJ Said to See Significant Room for More Bond Purchases

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Bank of Japan officials see significant scope to boost government bond purchases if needed to achieve their inflation target, according to people familiar with the discussions, signaling little concern with perceptions of underwriting fiscal deficits.

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Bond Losses of $1 Trillion if Yields Spike, BIS Says (Jun 2013)

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Source: CNBC – Bond Losses of $1 Trillion if Yields Spike, BIS Says

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Bondholders in the United States alone would lose more than $1 trillion if yields leap, showing how urgent it is for governments to put their finances in order, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.

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