Forex Dictionary

TIC Net Long-Term Transactions

TIC Net Long-Term Transactions

Treasury International Capital (TIC) Net Long-Term Transactions measures the monthly difference in cross-border foreign and domestic purchases of long-term securities (i.e., bonds with an original maturity longer than one year). For example, if foreigners purchased $100 billion in US securities, and the US purchased $30 billion in foreign securities, the net reading would be $70 billion. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation's currency because foreigners must first convert their domestic currency before they can purchase the nation's assets. This can dramatically elevate currency demand. Traders watch this indicator closely as it provides several insights into international currency flows.