Updated June 8, 2012
Treasury Auction Investor Class Allotments
Dealers take the lion’s share of the Treasury auctions followed by foreign buyers, mostly central banks. Over the past year investment funds have caught up with them. Individual investor share is negligible. So are bank purchases, not shown. The amount purchased by foreign institutions has dropped by 43% since 2009. All of this decline took place between 2009 and 2011. While declining slightly since late in 2011, foreign buying has been in a stable trend for the past year. See also Mutual Fund Flows.
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