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China's Selling Tons of U.S. Debt. Americans Couldn't Care Less.

  • U.S. funds are buying record amounts at Treasury auctions
  • Surge in demand keeps funding costs low, raises doubt on rates
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American Demand for Its Own Debt Skyrockets

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For all the dire warnings over China’s retreat from U.S. government debt, there’s one simple fact that is being overlooked: American demand is as robust as ever.

Not only are domestic mutual funds buying record amounts of Treasuries at auctions this year, U.S. investors are also increasing their share of the $12.9 trillion market for the first time since 2012, data compiled by Bloomberg show.