Biggest Holders of u.s DEBT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by S2007S, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. S2007S


    15. Canada

    For the first time in recent history, Canada's holdings of US debt has broken into the top 15, surpassing Taiwan by about $3.6 billion in November 2010.

    Canada's holdings of US debt in 2010 have increased in each of the past 12 months, shooting up 266% since November 2009.

    14. Hong Kong

    US debt holdings: $138.9 billion

    Hong Kong is one of the world's largest holders of US debt, although in 2010 the region has cut its holdings by approximately $8 billion from January levels.

    13. Caribbean Banking Centers

    US debt holdings: $146.3 billion

    The US Treasury identifies this group as institutions in the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Panama and the British Virgin Islands.

    Holdings are currently listed at $146.3 billion, down about $20 billion from 2010's high of $166.3 billion in May 2010. The group's all-time high of $213.6 billion was reached in March 2009.

    12. Brazil

    US debt holdings: $184.4 billion

    The South American economic giant has $184.4 billion in holdings, according to the Treasury.

    Brazil’s investment into US debt has been fluctuating slightly over the past two years, but this current level respresents an all-time high for the country.

    11. Oil Exporters

    US debt holdings: $210.4 billion

    Big oil means big money... and big investment into US debt.

    Included in the group of oil exporters are Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Gabon, Libya, and Nigeria.

    The group combines for a total of $210.4 billion, which is within the $190 billion to $232 billion range they have maintained in the past year.

    10. Insurance Companies

    US debt holdings: $261.8 billion

    According to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, insurance companies hold $261.8 billion in Treasury securities. This group includes property-casualty and life insurance firms.

    9. Depository Institutions

    US debt holdings: $269.8 billion

    As of June 2010 (the most recent numbers currently available), the Federal Reserve Board of Governors lists depository institutions as holding approximately $269.8 billion in US debt.

    This group includes commercial banks, savings banks and credit unions and has nearly tripled from Q4 2008, when holdings stood at $105 billion.

    7. (Tied) United Kingdom

    US debt holdings: $511.8 billion

    Britain currently holds $511.8 billion in US debt. The country has ramped up its debt throughout 2010, rising from $208.3 billion in January to the most recent November numbers, which have the holdings up approximately 246% during the year.

    7. (Tied) State and Local Governments

    US debt holdings: $511.8 billion

    US state and local governments have over a half-trillion dollars invested in American debt, according to the Federal Reserve. That's the same amount of US debt held by the United Kingdom.

    The level of investment has remained very stable over the past three years, moving within the range of $534.7 billion and $550.3 billion from 2006 to 2009, and although the amount has been increasing, the total value of holdings are off the highs.

    However, this number does not include an additional $174.5 billion of holdings of treasury notes in state and local government pension funds.

    6. Mutual Funds

    US debt holdings: $637.7 billion

    According to the Federal Reserve, mutual funds hold the fifth largest amount of US debt compared to any other group, although mutual fund holdings have diminished by nearly $130 billion since December 2008.

    Including money market funds, mutual funds and closed-end funds, this group of investments manages approximately $637.7 billion of US Treasury securities as of June 2010, which are the most recent numbers available.

    5. Pension Funds

    US debt holdings: $706.4 billion

    Pension funds control large amounts of money, reserved for personal retirements, and thus are obligated to make relatively safe investments.

    This group includes both private and local government pension funds, totaling $706.4 billion. The private pension fund category also includes US Treasury securities held by the Federal Employees Retirement System Thrift Savings Plan "G Fund."

    4. Japan

    US debt holdings: $877.2 billion

    A major US trade partner, Japan holds a huge amount of American debt, and has traditionally been one of the US's largest debt holders, currently owning $877.2 billion of treasury securities.

    3. China

    US debt holdings: $895.6 billion

    The largest foreign holder of US Treasury securities, China currently holds $895.6 billion in American debt, although it is down from all time highs of $929 billion one year earlier in November 2009.

    2. Other Investors/Savings Bonds

    US debt holdings $1.458 trillion

    With the most recent numbers from Sept 2010, this extremely diverse group includes individuals, government-sponsored enterprises, brokers and dealers, bank personal trusts, estates, savings bonds, corporate and non-corporate businesses for a total of $1.458 trillion.

    Although the level of debt held in U.S. savings bonds has remained relatively constant since 2000, the broad category of "Other" investors has nearly quadrupled since reaching a four-year low in September 2007.

    1. Federal Reserve and Intragovernmental Holdings

    US debt holdings: $5.351 trillion

    That’s right, the biggest holder of US government debt is actually within the United States. The Federal Reserve system of banks and other US intragovernmental holdings account for a stunning $5.351 trillion in US Treasury debt. This is the most recent number available (Sept 2010), and marks an all-time high.

    About a decade ago, the total government holdings were "only" $2.5 trillion.
  2. Bob111


  3. the1


    The way things are going the Federal Reserve may soon be in 2nd place. There is an estimated $6T sitting in 401(k)'s and IRA's. I wonder how many times this has come up among boardroom discussions.

    EDIT: Damn, and I wrote this before I read the link above. Yes! We're fucked.
  4. Again it’s the perfect business model.
    The Federal Reserve creates money out of thin air, loans it to the USA, saddles the taxpayer for both capital and ofc what really matters the interest payments. The interest is pure income to the Federal Reserve private owners, month after month year after year courtesy of the US taxpayer. Out of the US treasury into the coffers of the Federal Reserve.
    Has anyone calculated what is the annual interest payments to the Federal Reserve based on the 5 trillion IOUs?

    There is only one solution to this mess.
  5. telozo


    I thought Federal Reserve rebates most of the interest back to the Treasury. They do keep a chunk though.

    This is from searching the web:
    By law, the Treasury has claim to all income after expenses( and a standard 6% dividend to member banks). This can be found in the US Code ..

    TITLE 12 > CHAPTER 3 > SUBCHAPTER VI > § 290
    Use of earnings transferred to Treasury

    "The net earnings derived by the ... Federal reserve banks shall, in the discretion of the Secretary, be used to supplement the gold reserve held against outstanding United States notes, or shall be applied to the reduction of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the United States under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury..."

    As an example, let's look at the income statement for the Federal Reserve…

    Note on page 2 under "Combined Statements of Income" it shows

    Interest on U.S. Government Securities: $40B
    Payment to U.S. Treasury ... $34B
  6. The link doesn’t appear to be complete.
    It seems it was cut and paste from here:
    Sure, at the discretion of the Secretary, after expenses, and after 6% dividend… (dividnd on what total $$ basis? anyway..)
    Again, what is the total interest income paid to the Federal Reserve? How much has the Federal Reserve owners earned, and how much has been given back to the US treasury? Keep in mind the business model: Create money out of nothing, lend it to the USA and collect interest. No risk, about zero cost to enter numbers in the computer, guaranteed income, best buyer on the planet, taxpayer pays for it.
    For the latest year, what is the interest earned on the 5 trillion holdings? Let’s say the Federal Reserve holds a mixture of short, medium and long term IOUs, even at an avg of 2%, that is 100 billion per year now. A nice chunk of $$$ out of the Treasury, our taxes, into their pockets. Add to that any other charges for creating and selling the IOU’s at scheduled debt auctions.
    Considering this to be credible info:
    Nice totals in thousands of dollars 1914-2007
    Excellent business model!

    2006 was a nice year according to the table, ratio of earned vs rebated.
  7. This makes zero sense...
  8. Sodajerk


    See the classic documentary The Money Masters (1995).

    Well worth the time investment in terms of education.
  9. No matter what everything good said about U.S.A., the simple fact that the FED, a private entity, prints money for the nation, negates it all. The FED is like a gigantic lynch, sucks the wealth away from Americans, eternally and at will. This is a just cause for armed rebellion.
    #10     Jan 20, 2011