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America’s Big Deficits Are Solving a Big Problem for Markets

  • Demand for safe assets ensures ‘constant flow’ of debt buyers
  • Treasuries offer positive yield amid sea of sub-zero rates
The U.S. Department of the Treasury  in Washington.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury  in Washington.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer

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America’s budget deficits are often described by economists as a problem. In the markets right now, they look more like a solution.