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Warren T asked in Business & FinanceInvesting · 1 month ago

Is the world buying our debt because it is a safe investment or because they are afraid not to?

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  • 1 month ago

    It's considered safe. I recommend money markets instead, but to each their own.

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  • 1 month ago

    As such things go, the US is still the safest place to invest in. We were the first nation to recover from the 2008 deep recession for example. And we are still the number one economy on the planet.

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  • 1 month ago

    No one buys debt because they're afraid. They buy it because the US dollar is still investment grade.

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A lot of the recent debt was bought domestically by rich people and the corporations they own wit tax cut money. When we buy goods from foreign countries as imports they get US dollars. They use some of those dollars to buy Federal debt.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because by propping up our currency, their products remain cheaper to us which allows them to make more money...to buy more debt.

    • C
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Bingo!  If they hold enough of the debt they call the shots too.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "The world" doesn't buy things.

    Who is "our"?

    You may benefit from a remedial English course. 

    • Infinity
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      A lot of U.S debt is held by non-U.S citizens. "Our" clearly means American. Debt that is created by the U.S government. A government elected by U.S citizens. Hence, "our" debt.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    they are using THEIR stash of Dollars to give their local currency world-wide buying power .........................

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