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Analysts continue to play down any concerns that China might dump its U.S. bondholdings, a move that could potentially expose the U.S. government to an interest-rate shock and dealing a blow to the U.S. economy. [...]

As overseas investors came back into the market in July, U.S. investors continued to pull money out. A total $14.8 billion was yanked from U.S.-listed bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in July following a record outflow of $69.1 billion in June, according to TrimTabs Investment Research. In August, there was $42.9 billion net redemption again for the sector.

Some analysts cautioned that foreign investors' appetite for U.S. debt may have waned again in August. Bond yields shot up again that month to multiyear highs amid renewed fears over a shift in the Fed's easy-monetary stimulus. As yields rise, bond prices fall.
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