Archive for June 28th, 2006

Foreign Investors Reduce Support for US Treasury Issues: Q1 2006

Although foreign investors continue to be the largest purchasers of most types of US bonds, this sector showed less interest in Treasuries than in the past, shifting assets into short-term repurchase agreements in Q1 2006. In same quarter, the offer of new bonds rose due to seasonal issues by the US Treasury and to domestic corporations […]

Record Bond Issues Push Rates Higher: Q1 2006

Net issuance of bonds into the U.S. market in Q1 2006 surpassed prior records, forcing bond prices to fall and rates to rise. Total, annualized net sales for corporate and foreign bonds, agencies, treasuries and municipal bonds reached $2.2 trillion, 70% higher than bond issuance in 2005. There are several reasons for this record level of bond […]

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