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China Ups U.S. Bond Holdings

|Includes:iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

Surprisingly, China bought even more U.S. bonds and is now again the champion, just before Japan. Almost every foreign country increased its U.S. bond holdings in December 2012.

And now realize they are making a loss on that purchase as yields went up.

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Chart 1: China U.S. Treasury Holdings
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Stocks: TLT