The volume of Russian investments in US government bonds in May 2016 rose again and reached a maximum in the current year. Russian Who owns American debt at $ 88.2 billion, an increase of $ 5.7 billion compared to April.
The flow of interests in reserves for the country - a normal and healthy process. Expansion of Russian investments in this asset can be a signal to the fact that in US bonds are not seen special risks. In May, China has also boosted its investments in US bonds, they are estimated at $ 1.244 billion. Japan, on the other hand, just to reduce the share of US debt in their reserves, and now it is $ 1.133 trillion. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have also reduced their participation in the structure of ownership of US bonds.
In general, the world's central banks in May 2016 was taken out of US Treasuries $ 21,7 billion. Apparently, this was done in anticipation of new US Federal Reserve moves to tighten monetary policy.
The presence of US Treasury bonds in the reserves of the world's major states is justified, as they are considered risk-free asset in and of themselves are a benchmark for evaluating the investment attractiveness of investment. In mid-July 2016 the profitability benchmark 10-year US bonds was 1.53%. This is a fairly neutral figure, indicating the stability of the US economy.