China Sold Second-Largest Amount Ever Of US Treasurys In December: And Guess Who Comes To The RescueSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:04
China Sold Second-Largest Amount Ever Of US Treasurys In December: And Guess Who Comes To The Rescue
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/18/2014 10:29 -0500
While we will have more to say about the disastrous December TIC data shortly, which was released early today, and which showed a dramatic plunge in foreign purchases of US securities in December - the month when the S&P soared to all time highs and when everyone was panicking about the 3% barrier in the 10 Year being breached and resulting in a selloff in Tsy paper - one thing stands out. The chart below shows holdings of Chinese Treasurys (pending revision of course, as the Treasury department is quite fond of ajdusting this data series with annual regularity): in a nutshell, Chinese Treasury holdings plunged by the most in two years, after China offloaded some $48 billion in paper, bringing its total to only $1268.9 billion, down from $1316.7 billion, and back to a level last seen in March 2013!