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China & Japan Are Reducing US Dollar Holdings – Why?

March 13, 2018

We’ll touch on several bases today which should make for an interesting E-Letter. We start with the fact that China and Japan are reducing their holdings of US Treasury debt. As the two foreign countries holding the largest amount of our debt by far, should we be concerned? Maybe yes, maybe no. I’ll give you my thoughts.

Before we get to that discussion, let’s quickly review last Friday’s much stronger-than-expected unemployment report which should make it a slam-dunk that the Fed will raise short-term interest rates by another 0.25% at its upcoming policy meeting next week on March 20-21.

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