Treasury international Capital Data

The debt ceiling, interest rate hikes and bank failures took their toll on the US dollar in May 2023:

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for May 2023. The next release, which will report on data for June 2023, is scheduled for August 15, 2023.

The sum total in May of all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows was a net TIC outflow of $167.6 billion. Of this, net foreign private outflows were $168.2 billion, and net foreign official inflows were $0.6 billion.

Meanwhile in the UK:

The world’s bond markets are looking more and more unstable ever day. Governments won’t be able to keep running up the credit card forever!

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When does the next debt crisis happen here in the US? Might move some money market money into some short term CD’s…

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Great idea! I’ve moved lots of cash into FDIC insured CDs spread across many banks through Fidelity. I was a bit nervous that there is a potential that money market funds could “break the buck” and that would not be good…

Most cash sitting pretty safe in CD’s spread all over the place…

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I’ve been receiving better rates in treasury bills, so that’s where the money has been going recently. I am pretty much agnostic between treasury bills, govt money funds, and CDs, so whichever offers the highest rate gets the money that is rolling over that week. Once in a while I’ll see a 5.35% or 5.4% CD and I’ll snag it.

I’m sure you know this, but as a little psa, Treasuries get favorable tax treatment with regards to State taxes. It’s easy to open and use a Treasury Direct account.