Skip to comments.Foreign Demand for US Treasurys Takes Record Fall
Posted on 02/16/2010 7:10:57 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
The government said Tuesday that foreign demand for U.S. Treasury securities fell by the largest amount on record in December with China reducing its holdings by $34.2 billion.
The reductions in holdings, if they continue, could force the government to make higher interest payments at a time that it is running record federal deficits.
The Treasury Department reported that foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities fell by $53 billion in December, surpassing the previous record of a $44.5 billion drop in April 2009.
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..feels like we’re all surfers waitin’ for that big wave .
Drip.. Drip.. Drip.. !!
People I respect and who are a lot smarter than I am say this is a big deal.
It’s a ticking bomb they say.
What about all the green shoots?
It’s coming folks.....get prepared now.
How soon do you think?
I just started ordering #10 cans for the first time in my life.
Only a matter of when, not if.
You are 100% correct. The quiet walk from Treasuries keeps going.
This last move by China liquidated about 2.5% of their holdings. That sounds small, but it’s not.
With the internet fraud these days, be sure the cans are not empty.
Why not just stop up on sales of canned goods at local markets?
If you get stuff shipped to you there will be records of where this stuff went? I’ll be there for some!
Good, let’s chase all the bad money out of the system. Jubilee!
Started preparing in August 2008 when it appeared the historic most unexperienced affirmative action candidate was going to win.
Another thought, if a nbc network is reporting this it has to be a lot nastier than what they are reporting.
I'm not sure just how this helps them, or anyone else. The were holding interest bearing paper; and now they are holding non-interest bearing paper.
It helps them in that they are the first ones with a chair.
Guess who will be left without one when the music stops:
The American people/taxpayers.
Absolutely. I paid off all my credit cards. Pay in cash. The only thing I have left is my car payment. If I could pay it off now I would.
Obama is stimulating the economy.....at least parts of it. Guns and ammo, #10 cans, generators.
What are #10 cans?
#10 cans are freeze dried food which has a shelf life of 25 to 30 years (compared to a 3 to 5 year shelf life for MRE’s).
What about the 5 gallon pails that are vacuum packed with various kinds of wheat? If the vacuum holds are those good almost indefinitely? What if the vacuum packed pails are stored in the summer at 80 to 90 degrees F. How much am I losing there? Thanks.