Spot The Foreign Demand For US Treasurys Under Obama

Tyler Durden's picture

Few charts capture as effectively the shift in foreign demand for US Treasurys over the past 4 years, or under the Obama administration, as the following two, courtesy of the latest TBAC Q4 refunding presentation. They are quite self-explanatory.

Total foreign demand: Bills and Coupons.

And foreign demand for just Coupon paper.

So who is picking up the slack?

And what is another name for Primary Dealers?...think POMO.... Why, the Fed of course.

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Ham-bone's picture

Is the answer "nobody but Ben buys T's"?

Do I win a prize?

Ham-bone's picture

Suprising that w/ Operation Twist (Fed selling short/ buying long) that the number of Bills being purchased by foreigners has really collapsed...this is actually a bit of a suprise given that the Fed is a big net seller of Bills...who is buying these?

Mark Carney's picture

the answer you are looking for is, the Fed. from one pocket to the other.

Ham-bone's picture

I guess Bills are the next great front running event for PD's.  Fun.

Pladizow's picture

Exponential decelerration!

Ham-bone's picture

Excremental declaration?

Monedas's picture

Explosive bowel movement ?

Ham-bone's picture

Sounds like the Fed's next monetization scheme, EBM...following QE the Fed could name the next program we should offer some new names (ie, EBM or CFT = Cash for Trash).

Still amusing and telling that the Fed chose Quantity over Quality in front of that Easing...imagine had the program been named Qualitative Easing.  Things could have been so different.

Half_A_Billion_Hollow_Points's picture

the world is fed and must take a dump

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Just wait and see what happens when Romney and declares China a currency manipulator. 

Stoploss's picture

Must buy moar toxic mbs debt to monetize to give to primary dealers to buy moar

coupons so FED can buy moar toxic mbs debt to monetize to give to primary dealers

to buy moar coupons so FED can buy Moar Toxic Mbs debt to monetize to give to primary

dealers to buy MOAR AN MOAR AN MOAR....

CPL's picture

My boy builds coffins with hammers and nails
He doesn't build ships, he has no use for sails
He doesn't make tables, dresses or chairs
He can't carve a whistle cause he just doesn't care

My boy builds coffins for the rich and the poor
Kings and queens have all knocked on his door
Beggars and liars, gypsies and thieves
They all come to him 'cause he's so eager to please

My boy builds coffins he makes them all day
But it's not just for work and it isn't for play
He's made one for himself
One for me too
One of these days he'll make one for you,

Spitzer's picture

MF Global was a primary dealer and the ECB tanked it.

Schmuck Raker's picture

No. Corzine tanked it via ECB related trades.

Stick to Bush apologia.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Precisely why the FRN will no longer be the world's reserve currency.   Stupid sheep.

seek's picture

True. but don't blame the sheep for this particular offense -- this is the wolves' doing.

malikai's picture

Sheep would be a valid label if they had zero thinking capacity AND no way to defend themselves.

This is not yet true. But we're getting there.

Winston Churchill's picture

Does'nt take a math major to extend the mean on

that bar chart.End of 2014, and the FedRes will be the UST market.

cdude's picture

Where's Waldo?

Zero Govt's picture

that Democrat village idiot that said US Govt debt was a "sign of American strength" must by hiding under his desk rigth about now

he'll find Timmaya under there quivering trying to cook-up a "sustainable budget"

don't worry your little heads Senators and Congressmen, economic policy is now in the capable hands of a private banking cartel, the Bernanke Mad Contrarian Hedge Fund.

you are relieved of your democratic duties as of now, return your excessive wages as you're doing nothing on the economy, return to your respective ratholes.

All Senators and Congressmen are henceforth, unemployed

TruthInSunshine's picture

 "...that Democrat village idiot that said US Govt debt was a "sign of American strength..."


Paul Krugman?

Zero Govt's picture

it wasn't him but that's a very good guess as we know he would say that without blinking

Nobel Prizes in Economics are clearly not given on your ability to do basic maths anymore, or entry to the Senate and Congress ...they'll find their weakness out soon enough

i love cholas's picture

I can't wait till election is over so ZeroHedge can get back to writing articles again.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Lots of paper promises folks.  Fiat is fiat is fiat, got physical?

govttrader's picture

If you think about it....the Treasury borrows money from the public (sells bonds to the world)...the Fed prints money to buy back those bonds...the Fed then lends those bonds out via repo operations with banks to absorb all the excess dollars...and congress gets their allowance.  So long as the banks don't mind lending all their excess reserve cash to the Fed (maybe...2 trillion or so)....almost no inflation.   Its the perfect know...some bank decides to loan out some of its "excess" cash.  You know...for things like...maybe a know...make money and grow the economy.  Then the SHTF. know...don't worry about that....

But wait...did somebody say the banks don't need to lend out that money.  The govt can do all the spending...all the lending...all the "growing the economy."  I hear that worked great for all those countries that know...socialists and communists and biggie.   Tell that to Ohio.

drivenZ's picture

excess reserves do not equal lending or lack there of. They are a function of the feds balance sheet. that's it. 


Schmuck Raker's picture

Re-elect Obama!

I think it far more civilized when you default on your own central bank rather than someone else's.

Pooper Popper's picture

Oh BOBO you have been a bad Monkey!!!

JustObserving's picture

Luckily there is no foreign demand or the Fed would not be able to buy enough.  

Confundido's picture

Has anyone priced WWIII under Romney? Reasons why, if I was American, I would vote Obama:

-to ensure that Ben continues to print unabated so that we can completely discard, in the future, any doubts that QE does not bring growth.

-to ensure that the US doesn't go to the Middle East or South China sea to pick a fight...

Zero Govt's picture

another sheep that thinks which bwankers puppet you vote for changes anything

50% of voters do not vote because, "it changes nothing" ..ever thought they were the sane voters drawing from human experience and the others were insane banging their heads against a brick wall voting??

you need to get clued up mate, you're way behind the way things work around here

Winston Churchill's picture

 Competent,lying scumbag,bankers tool

  Incompetent, current,lying scumbag,bankers tool.

LawsofPhysics's picture

"to ensure that Ben continues to print unabated so that we can completely discard, in the future, any doubts that QE does not bring growth and insures unabated inflation in COMMODITIES you need to SURVIVE." -  fixed.

Yeah, bring it, my commodities portfolio is ready.

Banksters's picture

Jon corizine here. Suck my Dick. Obama= coke Romney=pepsi

Stuck on Zero's picture

Romney and Obama are flat.  Coke and Pepsi fizz. 

francis_sawyer's picture

It's not that they don't want our DEBT, it's that they don't want the money that the debt is redeemable in...

The only ones who want 'joobux' are joos [which is why the Fed is the only buyer]...

Monedas's picture

So, people are "awarded" the privilege of buying our bonds ?    LOL    May I "award" Bernanke and Obama the privilege of sucking my dick !

Zero Govt's picture

gotta chuckle at China sidelining the commission skimming middlemen, Blankfein and Dimon, and buying direct at the US Treasury

Monedas's picture

Buy direct .... Spastica City !

Monedas's picture

My comments are pretty clever .... considering I don't really understand all this economic/market crap .... I'm just a low level hoardertard !

Zero Govt's picture

don't worry, your balance sheet is massively sounder than the US Govts, the Feds, the whole of Wall Street and the US Postal Service as well

you need to be promoted, and fast, they're all in deep trouble and need your financial skill

ReptilianSlaveMaster's picture

Change we can believe in!

Shizzmoney's picture

Can the Congress buy Treasury bonds too? 

Oh, they can't .  Why vote, then?

ncdirtdigger's picture

These are not the buyers you are looking for.

dexter_morgan's picture

Excellent job Frank Marshall Davis, Jr. - keep up the good work.

Winston Churchill's picture

Welcome to the FORWARD Recovery Bond.

Zero coupon.

Enforced buying,but you can never  sell.