Foreign demand rises for U.S. stocks, bonds, other assets

02/17/2013 | Bloomberg

The U.S. Treasury Department says international purchases of U.S. financial assets, including stocks and bonds, increased from November to December. "The significant increase in December is a reflection of the heightened concern among global investors about the U.S. economy being pushed into a recession by the 'fiscal cliff,' " said Millan Mulraine, senior U.S. strategist at TD Securities. "Investors who feared the adverse impact of a U.S. economic slowdown on global activity fled to the safe haven of Treasurys."

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