2018 Economic Calendar
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Treasury International Capital  
Released On 8/15/2018 4:00:00 PM For Jun, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Foreign Demand for Long-Term U.S. Securities$45.6 B$45.5 B$-36.5 B

Highlights
Foreigners were big sellers of U.S. Treasuries and U.S. equities in June, contributing to a net outflow of $36.5 billion in long-term securities. Foreign accounts, especially private accounts but also official accounts, sold a combined $48.6 billion of Treasuries in the month with China trimming back its holdings by $4.4 billion to $1.179 trillion and Japan by $18.4 billion to $1.030 trillion.

Foreign selling in the stock market has been heavy this year and June was another negative month, at a sizable outflow of $27.1 billion which came on top of a $26.6 billion outflow in May. Foreign accounts were, however, buyers of both government agency bonds, at $16.6 billion, and corporate bonds at $10.2 billion.

Trimming back the headline outflow was selling of foreign securities by U.S. accounts, at a net $9.0 billion with selling in bonds offsetting a small gain for foreign equities.

The nation's trade deficit and government deficit are always headline news and are usually offset to a degree by foreign buying of U.S. securities, though June is an unwelcome exception.

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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