2018 Economic Calendar
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Treasury International Capital  
Released On 7/17/2018 4:00:00 PM For May, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Foreign Demand for Long-Term U.S. Securities$93.9 B$94.0 B$45.6 B

Highlights
Foreigners sold U.S. stocks heavily in May to pull down a still favorable $45.6 billion in monthly net inflow of long-term securities. Foreign accounts sold a net $26.6 billion of stocks in the heaviest selling in four years. This follows heavy selling in February as well as, at $21.5 billion, and raises questions over foreign participation in the U.S. stock market.

Foreigners were, however, heavy buyers of Treasuries in May at a net $26.7 billion with gains in private accounts offsetting central bank selling. Not selling, however, were Chinese accounts which increased their Treasury holdings by a little more than $1 billion in the month to $1.183 trillion.

Inflows were solid for both government agency bonds and corporate bonds. Inflating the month's headline total was $25.3 billion in selling of foreign securities, almost entirely bonds, by U.S. accounts.

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
 
 

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