The TIC or Treasury International Capital data is a set of reports that shows all flows of money into and out of the country for stocks and bonds.

Understanding Treasury International Capital

The Treasury International Capital (TIC) reporting system is the U.S. government's source of data on capital flows into and out of the United States, excluding direct investment, and the resulting levels of cross-border claims and liabilities. U.S. residents include U.S. branches of foreign banks, while foreign residents include offshore branches of U.S. banks.1

The information is compiled and published by the U.S. Treasury and is also used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis as an input into the U.S. Balance of Payments data.

Data is collected from a number of institutions in the U.S., including banks and other depository institutions, as well as securities brokers and dealers. Data on securities transactions is recorded monthly, and cross-border positions and derivatives contracts are recorded quarterly.2