We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

Free Trading Guides
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Oil - US Crude
More View more
Real Time News
  • The Australian Dollar and New Zealand Dollar tend to rise with stocks. They have recently fallen despite gains in the #SP500. What does this mean for $AUDUSD and $NZDUSD ahead? #AUD #NZD #RBA #RBNZ - https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/article/special_report/2020/01/17/AUDUSD-NZDUSD-Outlook-Looks-Past-Stocks-to-Rate-Cut-Bets.html?CHID=9&QPID=917702 https://t.co/ddf2fV7Kyl
  • A few snippets from today's commentary. Check out the link below for the full story (via @DailyFX). https://t.co/I31tuq764r https://t.co/x0BaiOFA1P
  • Have you joined @DailyFX @facebook group yet? Discuss your #forex strategies and brush up on your skills with us here: https://t.co/jtY1G7g8yx https://t.co/e2YrN3dBrl
  • IG Client Sentiment Update: Our data shows the vast majority of traders in Ripple are long at 98.00%, while traders in France 40 are at opposite extremes with 79.59%. See the summary chart below and full details and charts on DailyFX: https://www.dailyfx.com/sentiment https://t.co/UL7hqSD2Ki
  • US Dollar Forecast: $USD Lacking Impetus Ahead of Consumer Sentiment #Forex traders shift focus away from US-China trade deal headlines - perhaps toward the monthly release of #ConsumerSentiment data for volatility and clues on the Greenback's next move https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/us_dollar_index/usd_trading_today/2020/01/16/us-dollar-forecast-usd-lacking-impetus-ahead-of-consumer-sentiment.html
  • Forex Update: As of 05:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇳🇿NZD: 0.11% 🇦🇺AUD: -0.02% 🇯🇵JPY: -0.03% 🇨🇭CHF: -0.05% 🇬🇧GBP: -0.06% 🇨🇦CAD: -0.07% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#currencies https://t.co/Kxcb9EtIWb
  • Indices Update: As of 05:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Germany 30: 0.45% France 40: 0.26% Wall Street: 0.07% US 500: 0.00% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/I5YIsKQAog
  • 🇯🇵 JPY Tertiary Industry Index (MoM) (NOV), Actual: 1.3% Expected: 1.0% Previous: -5.2% https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2020-01-17
  • The $JPY has weakened as a bounce-back in risk appetite saps haven-asset demand. However, the old uptrend line still provides clear resistance. Get your market update from @DavidCottleFX HERE:https://t.co/IMhgQ9jbF9 https://t.co/I7087olftk
  • Heads Up:🇯🇵 JPY Tertiary Industry Index (MoM) (NOV) due at 04:30 GMT (15min), Actual: N/A Expected: 1.0% Previous: -4.6% https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2020-01-17
August TIC Report Shows Foreign Investors Sold US Treasuries, China Buys

August TIC Report Shows Foreign Investors Sold US Treasuries, China Buys


Talking Points:

  • Total Net TIC Flows -$9.2 Bln in August versus $141.0 Bln in July
  • Foreign selling of US Treasuries hit $35 Bln following the $28.7 Bln sale the previous month
  • Emerging Markets were among the heaviest sellers of Treasuries as their currencies tumbled

Follow commentary from top officials as it is released with the real-time news feed

Markets were relatively sanguine through the release of the August US Treasury International Capital Flows (TIC) crossed the wires Friday afternoon. That calm belies the remarkable shifts in capital through the period. According to the report, net capital flows measured a $9.2 Bln outflow following July’s lower-revised $141.0 Bln inflow. A negative reading in August indicates that the capital flow balance of investments leaving the country exceeded those that are coming in. In other words, demand for the Dollar would waned as capital shifted out of the US assets.

Looking more closely at the data, it was reported that major central banks were net sellers of Treasuries for an 11th straight month. While China – the largest holder of US government bonds – saw its holdings grow slightly to $1.27 Tln, the broader Emerging Market central bank group proved the biggest overall seller of the assets. This aligns to the tumble in EM currencies through the period, moves that would find monetary policy authorities attempting to stabilize their exchange rates and avoid financial instability. The second largest holder of US Treasuries (Japan) reduced its holdings slightly to $1.197 Tln while number three (Belgium) cut its stock by 29 percent to $110.7 Bln.

According to overnight index swaps, the Fed is expected to hike rates at least once over the next 12 months. Like the US Dollar, 2-year Treasury yields showed little reaction after the TIC Flows were released. Looking ahead, it can be important to watch out for Fed commentary in addition to key US economic news flow to better gauge the possibility of a rate hike. On Thursday, Cleveland’s Fed President Mester said that the US economy can handle an interest rate rise.

August TIC Report Shows Foreign Investors Sold US Treasuries, China Buys

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.


News & Analysis at your fingertips.