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BOA leads charge into Treasuries as banks build US$2t holdings

Cash invested in 5-year Treasuries is netting banks an attractive spread over what they are paying depositors

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Banks have a lot of cash and lending has loosened, but often it is still just simpler for banks to own Treasuries.

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WHAT do America's banks know about the state of the US economy that has them hoarding ultra-safe bonds?

Growth is on a tear, hiring is the strongest in decades and households are the most upbeat since 2011. Yet banks such as Bank of America Corp keep ploughing their