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Foreign Share of Treasury Auction Takedowns Back Near Low of 3 Year Downtrend

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Treasury Auction Investor Class Allotments

Treasury Auction Investor Class Allotments - Notes and Bonds - Click to enlarge

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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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I’ve been publishing The Wall Street Examiner and its predecessor since October 2000. I also publish LiquidityTrader.com, and was lead analyst for Sure Money Investor, of blessed memory. I developed David Stockman's Contra Corner for Mr. Stockman. I’ve had a wide variety of finance related jobs since 1972, including a stint on Wall Street in both sales, analytical, and trading capacities. Prior to starting the Wall Street Examiner I was a commercial real estate appraiser in Florida for 15 years. I was considered an expert in the analysis of failed properties that ended up in the hands of bank REO divisions, the FDIC, and the RTC. Remember those guys? I also worked in the residential mortgage and real estate businesses in parts of the 1970s and 80s. I have been charting stocks and markets and doing analytical work since I was a teenager. I'm not some Ivory Tower academic, Wall Street guy. My perspective comes from having my boots on the ground and in the trenches, as a real estate broker, mortgage broker, trader, account rep, and analyst. I've watched most of the games these Wall Street wiseguys play from right up close. I know the drill from my 55 years of paying attention. And I'm happy to share that experience with you, right here. 

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