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Friday, November 18, 2016

Strong dollar about to trigger a massive dumping of treasuries and dollar reserves by foreign holders of U.S. debt

Few people actually connected the dots six years ago as to the real reasons behind the Arab Spring uprisings in places like Yemen, Egypt, and elsewhere in the Middle East.  Politicians and a lazy mainstream media wanted us to focus on how it was due to people wanting to rise up against tyrannical dictators, but the truth of the matter was that the civil unrest was intrinsically tied to the dollar, and in nations being unable to afford to purchase commodities such as wheat because of how strong the reserve currency was in relation to their own.

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(Egytian protester wearing a bread helmet)

When grain prices spiked in 2007-2008, Egypt's bread prices rose 37%. With unemployment rising as well, more people depended on subsidised bread - but the government did not make any more available. Egypt's annual food price inflation continued and had hit 18.9% before the fall of President Mubarak. 
Fifty per cent of the calories consumed by Egyptians originate outside its borders. Egypt is the world's largest wheat importer, and no country in the region (except for Syria) produces more than a small fraction of the wheat it consumes. Should the global markets be unable to provide a country's need, or if there are not enough funds available to finance purchases and to offer price support, then the food of the poor will become inaccessible to them. - Guardian
Despite the fact that the entire world was involved in the Great Recession, and most of their economies did not have access to strong central banks able to implement ZIRP and QE programs, it did not take the dollar exploding over 100 on the dollar index to cause financial havoc to one or more countries, but only a move from 72 to 84 to be just enough for countries deep in recession to be unable to buy dollars so they could purchase over-inflated commodities to feed their peoples.


In the past 30 years there have been three times when the dollar was over 100 on the index, and on every occasion a financial or monetary crisis emerged someone in the world.  In the 1980's it was the Mexican Peso crisis, and in the late 1990's it was both the Argentinian and Asian financial crises.

And now in November of 2016, and immediately following the election of Donald Trump as President, the dollar has skyrockted upwards and has crossed 100 on the index for the first time in 13 years.  And in that short amount of time since Nov. 8 we have seen India experience a monetary meltdown, and China see its currency strengthen to its highest levels in a decade.

However, both India and China are not Argentina, Egypt, Mexico, and Thailand.  And unlike these second world economies who were unable to withstand the reserve currency's pressure on their own money back 20 and 30 years ago, the world's second and seventh largest economies do have a form of ammunition to respond to the dollar's move and counter the dollar with its own medicine...

That of their dollar reserves.  And China appears ready now to bring heavy pain to the U.S. bond market by dumping hundreds of billions, if not trillions of dollars worth to protect their own economy.
Asked about when the Yuan may cross the psychological barrier, a PBOC advisor told Reuters that "I don't think the breaking of 7 is imminent. We may have to wait until next year." Actually, at this rate, "breaking" of 7 may happen as soon as next week, to which he adds :"If the pace of depreciation is too fast, if it hit 7 before the end of this year, the central bank will control it." 
And that's when the liquidation of Chinese USD-denominated reserves begins in earnest, among all those other measures the PBOC implemented a year ago when the market was far less sanguine about the Chinese devaluation: 
The policy insiders said the central bank was likely to intervene in currency markets and enforce capital controls to slow the rate of decline in the yuan. 
As we expected, the intervention has already started:
traders said large Chinese state banks had offered dollars in the domestic currency market on Thursday in an apparent effort to slow down the depreciation of the yuan. 
They said there had been no sign of state dollar selling in previous sessions. 
Another way of saying "offering dollars" is selling US assets. - Zerohedge
Once China begins dumping more of their dollars in earnest, and the bond rates for Treasuries start to spike arithmetically or even exponentially, it will open the floodgates for everyone else to dump their $14 trillion in foreign held dollars where the ramifications of them returning to the U.S. will be catastrophic.  And all that inflation that has been exported for decades to the rest of the world will come back in one sudden wave to prices and consumers, and might very easily spell the end of the American century, as well as dollar hegemony as the global reserve currency.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Got gold? Today the new SEC rule goes into effect allowing the government to move your non-invested cash into Treasuries

Back in 2014 the SEC passed a rule that now goes into effect on Oct. 14 where investors and pension funds who do not have their money in a security can summarily have their cash reserves moved into U.S. Treasuries rather than money market funds.

While designating this mechanism to only be used during extreme 'adverse conditions', the fact that the global financial and banking systems are teetering on another 'Lehman Moment' means that the government could co-opt your money at any time, and is a backdoor way into moving your retirement and pension assets into Treasury debt instruments to help fund the government.

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The big day has finally arrived: starting today, as previewed repeatedly over the summer, the SEC's 2a-7 money fund reform adopted in 2014 officially require many prime money market mutual funds (those that invest in non-government issued assets such as short-term corporate and municipal debt) to float their net asset value. More importantly, these prime MMFs are allowed to delay client withdrawals under adverse market conditions. 
The rule aim to prevent the sort of chaos that hit the money market after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s 2008 bankruptcy, which helped spark the financial crisis. The goal is to give investors a way to monitor a fund’s health by tracking its fluctuating net asset value, and to contain the fallout that could be caused by many investors cashing out at once, the SEC wrote in the final rules. 
As as result, many Prime MMFs are and have been converting their assets to government funds, not buying CDs anymore and moving into Treasurys and agencies. As the chart below shows, nearly $1 trillion in assets have rotated out of prime money markets into government funds, as a result sending Libor rates through the roof, to the highest level since the financial crisis, with consequences that have yet to be determined. - Zerohedge
But this scheme gets even more diabolical as the new SEC rules also allow for the government to DELAY in giving you or your broker the cash funds moved into Treasuries, thus making it so you no longer have control over your own money.
Take the case of Simon Gore, treasurer of budget carrier Spirit Airlines, who has had a relatively simple job over the past several years when he took tens of millions of dollars of company cash and parked it in money-market funds. Gore told the WSJ he has moved money out of some funds and is considering his options for depositing the more than $1 billion of cash and investments on Spirit’s balance sheet. 
Gore had previously put almost all of Spirit’s cash in prime money-market funds. Now, he has shifted most of it to money funds that invest in debt issued by the federal government or agencies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which aren’t affected by the new rules. He said the prospect of a floating net asset value - which also means client withdrawals can be delayed - caused him to think twice about prime funds. Besides facing the risk of losing money under the new rules, companies would have to record changes in the value of their cash, creating accounting headaches.
Ever since the 2008 financial crisis the government has been seeking ways to co-opt the nearly $17 trillion in individual retirement, pension, and mutual fund monies, and this, like Barack Obama's MyRA scheme, is just another backdoor way for them to do so.

How much longer can you trust your future to Wall Street or elected officials who have proven themselves to be some of the most fiscally irresponsible entities in history?

Friday, July 8, 2016

The window is closing for the chance to make your own decisions on your retirement accounts and to buy gold at affordable prices

Back during the 2008 Credit Crisis, one of the first things they did was to freeze money market accounts in the wake of bank failures and a liquidity collapse.  For most people, the money market arena is a playing field that only their brokers deal with, but it is important to retirees who have 401K's, IRA's, and mutual funds because this is where your money goes when you are temporarily out of stocks, bonds, or other paper assets.

Back on June 30, an interesting announcement was made to one sector of the retirement industry as Paychex, a third party company that provides HR, business, and financial services to thousands of companies, reported that they were no longer using money markets as a conduit for individuals and businesses to hold their cash in between payments made towards a worker's chosen retirement account, and similarly, when a worker/customer moves out of equities and into cash within their accounts.  And in this policy change, where is Paychex now going to move money to store on a temporary basis?

U.S. government bonds.
I received a document from Paychex today which is the administrator of one of my 401K accounts… and they informed me that they are going to move all cash in NON-government ‘Federated CASH Obligation’ money market accounts to ‘Federated Government Obligations‘… 
Since my 401K money is invested in three different precious metals funds this announcement does not affect me, however it will impact many other unsuspecting would-be retirees who falsely believe that their money is “safe” and “liquid” in a money market account. This is the slippery slope into government forcing account holders to invest in government debt (Treasuries), and it’s exactly what we’ve been warning about. As for me, I’m going to roll that particular account over and away from the control of Paychex. - Silver Doctors via SGT Report

The Federal government has been planning to try to confiscate Americans retirement accounts for some time now, and move them directly into U.S. Treasuries similar to what they did to the Social Security Trust Fund.  And this has already taken place in the pensions of Federal employees, which are secured by government debt (Treasuries), and in the Obama created program known as MyRA.

For over a decade, and in particular since the financial system nearly collapsed back in 2008, many in the alternative financial media have been trying to warn people of the coming death of their established retirement system, and the moves being made to cut promised benefits due to the insolvencies now being seen at the Federal and State levels.  And in 2016, where the U.S. Treasury is at its lowest yield in history, and much of the rest of the world languishes in negative interest rates, the window is closing for Americans to be able to make a choice... and that choice is whether to see your retirement accounts liquidated to fund U.S. government debt, or to take the proactive position and move into gold and silver before the price of each becomes unaffordable.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Global central banks buy gold for 21st straight month as dumping of dollars continues to accelerate

For the 21st straight month, central banks around the world having been buying physical gold as a way to protect their currencies, and create monetary reserves that are not based on dollar assets.

The rush to replace dollars has become a high priority, especially for emerging nations, as the reserve currency loses much of its luster.  In fact, since the beginning of the year foreigners have dumped $123 billion in U.S. Treasuries which is the largest amount in the first three months of a year since 1978.
Led by Russia, central banks remained strong buyers of gold in the first quarter of the year purchasing 109 tonnes. This represents the 21st consecutive quarter that central banks have been net purchasers of gold as they continue to diversify away from the US dollar according to the latest World Gold Council report. 
Despite the steady buying most developing countries still hold less than 10% of their reserves in gold, compared to 60% or more in places like the US, Germany and Greece. The much higher share in developed economies is mainly a legacy of the Gold Standard, but but even the European Central Bank, established long after the introduction of fiat currencies, holds more than 25% of its reserves in gold. - Mining.com
What this also means is that sometime very soon, the price of gold will have to be revalued higher to act as a backstop for the world's massive debt currently held by most of the above central banks.  And this in turn will be the catalyst for not only using gold as a monetary reserve for debt, but as an eventual backstop for currencies that are screaming for real assets to once again be the standard for money rather than simply sovereign confidence.

March saw global central banks dump dollars at a record clip

Since the middle of 2015, global central banks have been dumping Treasuries and other dollar reserves at record levels to accommodate a number of different needs within their own monetary policies.  For some like China, the dumping of dollars has helped the Far East economy protect their currency and ensure exports remain at the lowest costs achievable.  And for nations like Russia and Saudi Arabia, the selling of dollars has been a necessity to boost their budgets during the advent of low oil prices.
But perhaps the biggest reason behind the dumping of dollars en masse by central banks has been the rush out of the reserve currency, which is becoming less a requirement now that direct bi-lateral trade has returned to the global economy.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

As gold replaces the dollar as the world's new safe haven, the U.S. currency's chances of collapse are skyrocketing

Since the beginning of the year there has been not just a reversal in market sentiment for gold and silver, but a complete sea change in what is the right safe haven to move one's assets into.  Prior to January of 2016, the U.S. dollar was by far the currency in which central banks and foreigners put their money to protect against their own monetary policies of devaluation.  But as gold broke through its five year Bear market technicals in January, the dichotomy between the rise of the precious metal and the decline of the dollar has become much more profound.

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Dollar Chart

And in an interview today with esteemed statistician John Williams, the creator of ShadowStats.com said that not only are foreigners dumping their dollars in increasing levels, but the direction of this trend has the potential to collapse the dollar as trillions in currency holdings are being sent back by nations who no longer have confidence in the global reserve.
We have started to see selling pressure on the dollar.  It has been inching lower.  It’s down year to year now. . . . The selling is going to intensify, not only with large central banks, but with corporations that will be beginning to dump their Treasury holdings. . . . Nobody wants to be the last one out the door when you have a panic like this.  It’s not a panic yet, but the potential certainly is there.” 
Williams also says, “The dollar will blow up, and when I say blow up, it will collapse. There will be panic selling of the dollar, and that will intensify the inflation.  The problem is they don’t have a way of avoiding it.  If they could somehow get the economy back on track, they would have some room to work, I think, but the economy has never recovered.  That’s being seen now in these revisions.  At the end of this week, we are going to see bench mark revisions to retail sales. . . . So, you are going to see some downside revisions to the retail sales.  You already have it with industrial production, and now you are going to have it with retail sales.  We are very close to turning negative with the first quarter GDP . . . We are in a recession now, and they would be inclined to call it that once they get a contracting GDP, and everything else is beginning to show that. . . . You are going to see a formal recession declaration not too far down the road.  It hasn’t happened yet, but it will.” - USA Watchdog

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Foreigners dump dollars in January at the highest rate on record

From August of last year through December, foreigners dumped more than $550 billion in dollar based assets as the demise of the petrodollar in global trade continues to expand.  And as we begin 2016, a new report out for January shows that more treasuries were dumped in that month alone than in any month on record.
The previous high of $48.1 billion in treasuries sent back to the U.S. was shattered in January as foreigners dumped their dollars at a rate of $57.2 billion.  Much of this was tied to country’s using their dollar reserves to shore up their own currencies, but a large part also included less need for dollars to purchase oil and other commodities as the global economy moved strongly into recession.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Everyone rushing to dump U.S. dollars as October sees decline of almost $150 billion

A new report came out on Dec. 15 from the U.S. Treasury Department showing the overall foreign holdings of U.S. Treasuries and dollar based reserve instruments.  And for the month of October, nearly $150 billion was divested from global accounts, and marks the biggest dumping of dollars in any month of this year.
A combination of the acceptance and expansion of the Yuan currency, and the need for nations to protect their economies by dissolving their reserves are primarily to account for this dollar dumping.  And it is expected that when we get to see November and December’s numbers by the Treasury Department, the selloff will be much greater as more options become available for nations to transact outside the reserve currency.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

China dumps more dollars, holds reserves at lowest level in nearly three years

As China continues to prepare and expand the Yuan for full internationalization, there is less and less need for them to hold massive amounts of dollars as a reserve for their financial system.  And while the Chinese central bank has rightly chosen not to dump their treasuries onto the market in one massive sale, their slow dissolution of their dollar reserves has the country holding the fewest it has held in almost three years.
In November, China dumped another $87.2 billion in treasuries and t-bills, dropping their overall reserves to $3.44 trillion, which is their lowest level since February of 2013.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The last weekend before the Fed makes their most important decision of the last five years

It is now less than six days before the Fed will announce perhaps its most important decision of the last five years… whether to raise interest rates or keep rates where they are.  And while analysts have been making predictions on this potentially game changing event, very few actually know what the results will be because whichever choice is made will have detrimental consequences for the economy.
What has really been the catalyst for the divergence in the Fed simply jawboning that they will raise rates for nearly a year is the fact that nearly all economic data points have been either manipulated or reported as outright lies which have skewed the belief that the economy is in recovery and strong enough to stand on its own if interest rates began to rise.  And for all the propaganda behind consumer spending, unemployment, gdp, and corporate earnings being ‘very good’ as the wombats on CNBC promote each and every day, the U.S. central bank has to know the truth behind all of these ponzi schemes and it makes acting in accordance to their own rhetoric very difficult when the reality of the data is both in opposition to their words, and in some cases even worse than before 2008.

Monday, September 7, 2015

As China publicly announces dumping nearly $100 billion in dollar reserves, another chemical plant goes up in flames

Most of us know the old saying by the writer of the James Bond franchise that goes, “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action”, and in what we are seeing occur in China over the past month, there is little doubt that the West has escalated the financial war against the world’s second largest economy into a covert war of aggression.
On Sep. 7, the PBOC announced publicly that they had sold off (dumped) $94 billion in U.S. treasuries as a means to fortify their declining equity markets.  However, on this same day a fourth chemical facility has suddenly and mysteriously gone up in flames, which in correlation makes this no longer simple coincidence or negligence, but a direct operation against the sovereignty of China by an intelligence, or terrorist organization.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Got Karatbars? Russia makes notice that elimination of the dollar is now in play

There is an old saying in the stock markets that goes, if you want to be rich, do what the rich do.  So when all of a sudden major U.S. banks, who for years were shorting the gold and silver markets to prop up the dollar, begin accumulating precious metals by the ton, then the world is realizing that the need to hedge against currency collapse is a very real and inevitable necessity.

And perhaps these major banks recognized something that most of us are only now seeing in real time, and that is the publicly announced effort by Russia this week to end the use of the dollar and the euro in Eurasian trade.
On Aug. 31, Russian President Vladimir Putin increased global tensions against the United States by doing two acts that threaten the national security of America's foreign and economic policies. Beginning in the Middle East, Putin sent arms and advisers in support of Syrian leader Bashir Assad against the Western backed terrorist groups of Al Qaeda and ISIS. Then just this morning on Sep. 1, the Russian President introduced legislation that would ban the use of the dollar within CIS economies that function within the Eurasian sphere of influence.

These new and sudden acts of aggression by Russia come one day after China experienced their third mysterious attack on their ports and mainland in just the past 10 days, sparking a potential retaliation to what appears to be military or covert terrorist acts in response to China's dumping of U.S. Treasuries, and devaluation of their RMB currency. And with the world rushing headlong into global recession entering into the month of September, the ground is being set for the two year proxy war that has centered around economic sanctions to expand into direct confrontation. - Examiner


Most people have been asking the wrong questions when it comes to gold and other precious metals... they worry about the daily spot and paper prices as if gold were an investment.  But in the West, the paper price has been manipulated for years to protect the paper derivatives market, so prices of the metals are not conducive to the actual value of gold and silver.  No, the right question that needs to be asked and understood to foresee what is coming is how long will the dollar remain the global reserve currency, and if it disappears, what will take its place?

Another paper currency like the IMF's SDR?  The Euro, the Yuan?

The answer in fact is gold, and why countries and sovereign governments have not only bought the metal by the hundreds of tons over the past seven years, but why many nations, including Germany and Holland, have demanded their gold back from central banks who have held it for them since the second decade of last century.

But for you and I... the common men and women who are not privy to the mechanisms of the rich and of sovereign government, how can we protect our wealth, offshore it as so many well documented experts have advocated, and transfer it into gold when supplies are near all-time lows, and prices are beyond what many can now afford?

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But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

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The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

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Monday, July 27, 2015

More important than China’s gold announcement, U.S. banks scared of dollar dumping as buyers dry up

When China announced their long awaited gold reserve update last week, both the markets and analysts were mystified at just how low the reported reserves were, especially since many knew that China was producing over 2000 tons per year, and buying upwards of 1000 tons per month over the past two years.  And while the news did little to affect the dollar or change opinion on the future of China’s currency, something else came in under the radar that is scaring U.S. banks immensely.
China is dumping their dollar reserves, to the tune of over $500 billion in just the past five quarters.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

10-year bond falls below 2%, appears close to major crash

Unlike the failing economies in Europe who saw their bond offerings skyrocket towards six, ten, twenty percent when they encountered a default event, the U.S. bond market is becoming a safe haven for investors in not just the U.S., but also around the world.  The best way to see how much real volume a bond has is to watch the interest rate rise or fall.  If more people are buying bonds, then the interest received at the end of that term is smaller, while if fewer people are buying bonds (Demand), then the interest received at the end of the term is greater.

Ie… few people were willing to buy bonds from Greece, Italy, Spain, Argentina, or Venezuela despite the potential of higher interest because the risk involved for a country close to default is much greater.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Nations dumping dollar reserves to the tune of $100 billion last week

The biggest threat to the U.S. dollar is not events in Ukraine, nor the economy, and not the stock markets.  No, the biggest threat has always been the over $16 trillion in offshore currency that might one day find its way back to the U.S..
And unfortunately, that day may be coming much faster than the U.S. anticipated.  A new report from the Treasuries In Custody (TIC) report showed that just last week, foreigners dumped over $100 billion of Treasuries, and helped drop the dollar from 80.3 to its current level of 79.45.
 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Russian threat of dumping dollar could lead to $16 trillion collapse of economy

Talking heads and pundits will tell you that Russia’s threat to sell their U.S. dollar reserves and confiscate assets should America or Europe choose to impose economic sanctions is not that big of a deal.  However, the corporate media misses one vital piece of information, and that is the possibility that should Russia begin dumping their treasuries en masse in the open market, then it could trigger an immediate $16 trillion return of all dollars offshore as countries already wanting to get rid of U.S. currency find the perfect opportunity to not be left holding the bag.



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Russia throws economic sanction threats back at the U.S. and EU

There is a biblical proverb that says, the borrower is slave to the lender, and this reality is quickly availing itself on America as they attempt to threaten Russia with economic sanctions due to their invasion of Ukraine and Crimea.  However, as the harsh reality of the proverb goes, America would face more dire consequences than Russia would if the Euro-Asian superpower chooses to impose their own sanctions by dumping the dollar, dumping their Treasury reserves, and defaulting on their outstanding debts.



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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

U.S. debt shell game continues as EU mops up Chinese dump of Treasuries

In the Western world there is no longer any national sovereignty… there are only central banks.  And in an interesting turn of events that took place in December, the small EU country of Belgium was the small straw that appears to have been mandated to mop up a huge number of U.S. Treasuries that China decided to dump onto the market as pressures in Asia force the world’s second largest economy to liquidate for cash.




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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Could China be making a move to put pressure on the dollar through interest rates?

Interest rates beginning to rise as China and Japan dump Treasuries

From the beginning of May through to the end of June, interest rates soared 100 basis points to their highest level in two years.  The catalyst for this appears to be coming from Asia, as China and Japan sold off $40 billion worth of their reserves at the exact same time interest rates shot up.
 
In fact, on Aug. 15, the 10-year Treasury bond yield rose to over 2.75, which is the highest it has been in two years.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bond market showing cracks as sell orders escalating around the world

Contrary to the way the talking heads on CNBC and Bloomberg try to spin the stock market as the barometer of the economy, the fact remains that it is the bond market that removes all doubt.

And that market appears to be escalating towards fatal as bondholders in both the US, and around the world are selling off sovereign and corporate debt at an increasing rate.

It is only appropriate that in the days after Valentine's day, the theme of dumping is revisited. Specifically that of securities. As was pointed out yesterday following the latest TIC data, there was a lot of dumping of US Treasurys by foreign official authorities, with both China and Russia (but not only) proceeding to sell a demonstrative amount of US paper.
And in a stunning display of reciprocity, US residents, not content with selling of US stocks as retail outflows soared in December, also proceeded to dump the rest of the world en mass, as the net sale of foreign securities by US Residents soared to an all time high. US Residents "sold $38.9 billion of [foreign securities] on a net basis in December. - Zerohedge