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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceInvesting · 2 months ago

China threatened in 2019 to dump US treasury notes in retaliation of tariffs on Chinese goods? well, did they follow through or not?

maybe that is why the Federal Reserve had to start pumping Trillions of dollars into the bond market in 2019?

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  • A.J.
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    2 months ago
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    China has been selling off US bonds. In December 2015 they held $1.25 Trillion. In April 2020, about $1.07 trillion, going up and down, but more down than up. You can see the chart in the article. The response to US Tariffs was counter-tariffs. 

    We buy a lot more than we sell.

    2012 $110,516.6 // $425,619.1 // -315,102.5

    2013 $121,746.2 // $440,430.0 // -318,683.8

    2014 $123,657.2 // $468,474.9 // -344,817.7

    2015 $115,873.4 // $483,201.7 // -367,328.3

    2016 $115,594.8 // $462,420.0 // -346,825.2

    2017 $129,997.2 // $505,165.1 // -375,167.9

    2018 $120,289.3 // $539,243.1 // -418,953.9

    2019 $106,447.3 // $451,651.4 // -345,204.2

    Through Aug 2020 with Pandemic

    2020 $ 69,563.9 // $262,681.2 // -193,117.3

    Wasn't much of a trade war. 

    https://wolfstreet.com/2020/06/16/but-who-bought-t...

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