Counting on foreign cash

Unprecedented demand from foreign investors for US corporate bonds is buoying the market, but how long will the love affair last? John Caserta looks at the aspects of the US economy that are attracting such levels of overseas investment


A market once dominated by the investments of life insurance companies has garnered the attention—and money—of investors throughout the world, especially Europe and Asia. In recent years, a significant number of foreign investors have focused their investment strategies on the US corporate bond market, giving many companies and government organizations the opportunity to borrow money at relatively low rates. However, while funds from abroad have been pouring into the bond market, concern is

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