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It's not just Wall Street bailouts. Foreign ownership of U.S. assets is accelerating - and that's a worrisome trend.
Japan, China, the UK and Brazil own over $1.4 trillion in US Treasuries. The proportion of US debt owned directly by Americans has fallen to below 10%. In 1945 (when the debt was more than twice as large in relation to GDP as now), citizen-creditors just about held it all.
New $100 Minimums for Treasury Marketable Securities to Debut in April.