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

This is an update of the new permanent page on Treasury Auction Investor Class Allotments. That page will be updated regularly. Bookmark it for future reference.

Treasury Auction Investor Class Allotments

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

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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