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Topic - Vassillli Serebriakov
The U.S. Treasury next month will go back to relying on the kindness of strangers like never before to purchase the nation's burgeoning debts — and taxpayers may have to pay higher interest rates to attract enough foreign investors, analysts say.
Vassillli Serebriakov, an analyst at Wells Fargo, said many foreigners were put off by the Fed's bond-purchase program, which appeared to trigger a foreign sell-off of about $100 billion in Treasury holdings since last fall.
Still, given the wariness overseas about the Fed's policies and untamed federal deficits, going back to relying on foreign buyers to finance the lion's share of the debt could be tricky, he said.