$27.5 trillion of Treasury debt could be straining global capital markets

 Roughly $27.5 trillion of debt issued by the U.S. Treasury is in the hands of the public, more than twice as much as 10 years ago and over six times as much as 20 years ago.

This fact may be one the biggest reasons why bond-market volatility has picked up, according to strategists and traders. And uncertainty over the fiscal outlook is raising the possibility that the market will continue to remain unsettled.

Vivien Lou Chen MarketWatch  23 April 2024

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/extraordinary-u-s-government-debt-may-mean-prolonged-bond-market-volatility-18c491a4

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