2012 Economic Calendar
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Treasury International Capital  
Released On 7/17/2012 9:00:00 AM For May, 2012
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Foreign Demand for Long-Term U.S. Securities$25.6 B$27.2 B$55.0 B

Highlights
Net inflow of long-term securities rose a respectable $55.0 billion in May, up from April's revised $27.2 billion. Foreign official institutions were heavy buyers of US securities in the month though foreign private accounts were also buyers. Buying was centered, where it usually is, in Treasuries where China and Japan -- by far the two largest holders of US Treasuries -- both increased their holdings. Foreigners were also buyers in the month of agency securities but were sellers of corporate & other bonds and were only slight net buyers of US equities. Note that inflow of foreign investment is key for the nation, helping to offset the twin deficits -- the budget gap, which is running at roughly $100 billion per month, and the monthly trade gap which is at about $50 billion.

Definition
These Treasury data track the flows of financial instruments into and out of the United States. Instruments tracked include Treasury securities, agency securities, corporate bonds, and corporate equities.  Why Investors Care
 
 

2012 Release Schedule
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