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    Micjer

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    Who Owns the US Debt?

    Post  Micjer on Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:35 am

    Ever wondered who really owns the US debt?

    Well here is the list of major players.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/who-owns-us-debt-2011-7#hong-kong-1

    Hong Kong $121.9 Billion .9%

    Carribean Banking Systems $148.3 Billion 1%


    Taiwan $153,8 Billion 1.1%


    Brazil $211.6 Billion 1.5%


    Oil Exporting Countries $229.3 Billion 1.6%


    Mutual Funds $300.5 Billion 2%


    US commercial banks $301 Billion 2.1%



    State, Local, and Federal Retirement Funds $320.5 Billion 2.3%



    Money Market Funds $337.4 Billion 2.4%



    United Kingdom
    Total Holdings of Treasuries: $346.5 billion

    Percent of US Debt that they own: 2.4%


    Private Pension Funds
    Total Holdings of US Treasuries: $504.7 billion

    Percent of US Debt that they own: 3.5%



    State and Local Governments

    Total Holdings of US Treasuries: $506.1 billion

    Percent of US Debt that they own: 3.5%



    Japan

    Total Holdings of Treasuries: $912.4 billion

    Percent of US Debt that they own: 6.4%



    US Households

    Total Holdings of US Treasuries: $959.4 billion

    Percent of US Debt that they own: 6.6%




    China





    Image: AP

    Total Holdings of Treasuries: $1.16 trillion

    Percent of US Debt that they own: 8%



    The Federal Reserve

    The Treasury owes the Fed $1.63 trillion in Treasuries, much of which were bought for the Quantitative Easing programs.

    That's 11.3% of US debt


    But the Big One is ...........................






    Social Security Trust Fund





    Total Holdings of US Treasuries: $2.67 trillion

    Percent of US Debt that they own: 19%

    The Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Funds invest exclusively in special issue bonds that are only available to the Social Security trust fund. These are not publicly traded securities, but they still constitute a huge amount of debt.


    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/who-owns-us-debt-2011-7#social-security-trust-fund-17#ixzz1h0Ef0kbS
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    THEeXchanger

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    Re: Who Owns the US Debt?

    Post  THEeXchanger on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:58 am

    interesting post ~thanks for sharing this

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