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For the 3rd consecutive month, China is a net seller of U.S. Treasuries, unloading $5.4B worth...

For the 3rd consecutive month, China is a net seller of U.S. Treasuries, unloading $5.4B worth in January following $15B in the 2 previous months. Not a huge number compared to China's near $1.2T stash, but still more than 1% of its holdings.
Comments (3)
  • Good thing for them Ben is still buying.
    15 Mar 2011, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • It stands to reason that when you have a buyer (the Fed) that is actually trying to pay the highest possible price (to keep yields low), you go ahead and sell to that buyer. If you're not selling treasuries now, when would you ever sell them?
    15 Mar 2011, 11:02 AM Reply Like
  • China is slowly trimming its holdings, doesn't want to flood the market and cause a route at their expense, and now we can expect Japan to do the same but more quickly, different reasoning but with the same result a rise in rates unless Bernanke fills the void.
    15 Mar 2011, 11:09 AM Reply Like
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