Foreign appetite for US bonds hits record high


Foreign investors may soon overtake insurance companies as the largest buyers of US corporate bonds. According to the most recent flow of funds data from the Federal Reserve, foreign investors increased their holdings in the US corporate bond market by approximately 19% during the previous 12 months, while insurers only grew their holdings by about 7%.

Dow Jones reports that insurance companies’ share of the US corporate bond market has been steadily declining over the past several decades

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