Do you also like to have a simple graphic overview of the factors contributing to economic growth and the causes for recession and economic crisis?
The daily economic news does not provide you with this overview. You hear statements about double-dips, a looming recession or even depression, huge growth and surplusses in China, a credit crisis, rising currencies, deleveraging of debts and more of this. Let’s have a look at the fundamental economic patterns behind all this.
Foreigners cut Treasury stakes; Rates could rise. This was the article in Yahoo Finance from February 16 based on a press release from the US Treasury that lead me to dive a little more into the foreign holding of US treasury securities. This article shows the historic graphs and my findings, like the chart below.
Foreign holding of US Treasury Securities 2008 - 2009