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Foreigners now hold more than $13 trillion in American securities

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posted on May, 1 2013 @ 08:17 PM
Foreigners now hold more than $13 trillion in American securities, a record set as the U.S. seeks to assert itself as the safest port in troubled global waters.
China and Japan combined owned more than $3.4 trillion, including $2.4 trillion in debt, a number that has grown since the data set was compiled.
The total value of U.S. stocks and bonds under foreign ownership rose 6.5 percent in 2012, with stocks actually rising more on a percentage basis, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Treasury.
Foreign holdings have more than doubled since 2005 and are getting close to the $15 trillion total size of the U.S. economy
Of the $13.26 trillion total, $4.2 billion was held in stocks, a 10.6 percent increase from 2011. Long-term debt holdings grew to $8.2 trillion, a 6.2 percent annual rise.

posted on May, 1 2013 @ 08:18 PM
Well, that sounds like game over, the only thing left is American's retirement accounts ! Get ready folks, if you haven't cashed them out, Bernanke will cash them out for you but, to settle America's debts, not yours ! Problem is, you won't cash them out for you still think, somehow pennies from heaven will bail-out America, so when a calm Friday Nite appears blissful, bang, it's too late & you will cry & say, how could they do it.....but, you were warned !

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 12:03 PM
reply to post by Surfrat

It's corporate globalization.

There are no foreigners.


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