Who Will Be The Last One Left Holding U.S. Bonds?
By Katchum:These days, we hear much talk about how low the interest rates are on U.S. government bonds (TLT, DTYL). Many say that this is because the Federal Reserve is printing money to buy up its own bonds. But actually, it's the foreigners that are buying up all the treasury debt.From CNBC, we got the major holders of U.S. debt at the end of 2011. They are listed below:1. Social Security Trust Fund: $US 2.67 trillion2. U.S. Federal Reserve: $US 1.659 trillion3. China: $US 1.169 trillion4. Savings Bonds & Other Investors: $US 1.102 trillion5. Japan: $US 1.083 trillion6. Pension Funds: $US 903.4 billion7. Mutual Funds: $US 797.9 billion8. State and Local Governments: $US 444.6 billion9. Medicare Trust Funds: $US 324.57 billion10. Depository Institutions: $US 286.3 billion11. Oil Exporters: $US 254.5 billion12. Insurance Companies: $US 253.7 billion13. Brazil:Complete Story »