Total U.S. Treasury Holdings by Foreigners

Total U.S. Treasury Holdings by Foreigners Japan and China are the two major foreign holders of U.S. Treasury securities. And currently, Japan surpasses China. Picture source: Bianco Research

Foreign Holdings of U.S. Treasury Securities by Selected Countries

Foreign Holdings of U.S. Treasury Securities by Selected Countries Japan and China are the two major foreign holders of U.S. Treasury securities. Currently, Japan surpasses China as largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Cyclical/Defensive Equities Ratio and 10-Year Treasury Yield

Cyclical/Defensive Equities Ratio and 10-Year Treasury Yield The chart shows the correlation between the cyclical/defensive equities ratio and the 10-year treasury yield, signaling an economic slowdown. Picture source: Morgan Stanley Research

The Fed’s Treasury Holdings by Maturity

The Fed’s Treasury Holdings by Maturity Nice chart showing the Fed’s Treasury holdings by maturity before and after the financial crisis. Picture source: Reuters

Demographics and U.S. 10-year Treasury Yield

Demographics and U.S. 10-year Treasury Yield The trend in global savings has turned. The chart suggests that the dis-saving phase is likely to be inflationary. Picture source: Gavekal, Macrobond

S&P 500 Dividend Yield and 30-Year Treasury Bond

S&P 500 Dividend Yield and 30-Year Treasury Bond Are U.S. equities a “buy”? The dividend yield of the S&P 500 Index is now higher than the yield from a 30-year Treasury bond. This is a rare phenomenon. But keep in mind that the equity risk does not disappear because a company pays a dividend. Picture…