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TIC Long-Term Purchases

TIC Long-Term Purchases

Difference in value between long-term foreign securities purchased and domestic long-term securities purchased by foreigners. This data represents the balance of domestic and foreign investment - for example, if foreigners purchased $100 billion in US stocks and bonds, and the US purchased $30 billion in foreign stocks and bonds, the net value would be $70 billion. The market impact tends to be significant but varies from month to month.