Eight Questions For Secretary Geithner On Treasury Holdings And Purchases
Reader Mark submits the following list of eight questions to the attention of Tim Geithner, requesting clarification on the "Other Investors" category of bond purchasers in the Z.1, and also seeks several other answers. Mark notes: "In perusing the 2010 Q1 Treasury Bulletin, released June 11, 2010, I am left with many questions concerning the ownership of US Treasuries (Table OFS-2). What follows is a list of specific questions I submit to you on behalf of the American people. Please be advised that your responses (or lack thereof) will be made public." We believe this query deserves broader public scrutiny as it does pose several relevant questions at a time when even the smallest hiccup in rates would throw the Treasury curve out of skew and present big concerns for the funding of the upcoming ~$10 trillion in new bond issuance.
We also solicit our readers to present their own questions, which we will compile and send via snail mail to the attention of the Secretary.