All metals took a slight dip on 2/13.
Plenty of foreign creditors have historically helped finance the US government; but now many of those investors have culled their stakes in America. Japan alone, which is the biggest holder of Treasuries, lowered their stakes in December by the largest sum in almost four years. Similar actions occurred with China and England. With the economic uncertainty under the new presidential administration, few overseas investors are currently willing to participate in the $13.9 trillion US Treasury market. However, foreign investors still hold $5.94 trillion, or about 43 percent, of the US government debt market, a number that’s down 56 percent from 2008. Regardless, the recent losses could have lasting consequences on the ability of the US to finance itself.