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Market Outlook: Russia liquidating

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CNBC reports that, according to data from the US Treasury Department, between March and May Russian holdings of US government paper fell by 84 per cent.  Previously a sizeable investor, with $96.1 billion in stock, now they have just $14.9 billion.  Many are musing as to whether this is related to President Trump’s sanctions.  What is clear is that their selling coincides with the rise in 10-year bond yields which peaked at just over 3 per cent for the first time since 2011.   

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