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Net foreign purchases or TIC Long-Term Purchases, or Net Long-term TIC Flows, or Net Long-term Securities Transactions, all refer to the same fundamental indicator that measures how well the foreign investors have bought US securities (bonds and equities) of long maturity periods. As the securities have to be purchased with the USD, higher demand for the assets results in higher demand for the currency. Larger than expected purchases lead to appreciation of the greenback; smaller purchases and bigger net sales result in a drop of the US currency. Net foreign purchases are reported by the US Treasury in a monthly Treasury International Capital report, 45 days after the month’s end. Below, you will find all the posts published in this blog since 2007 that contained some information on net foreign purchases.

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