Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Nifty pie chart of who owns US debt instruments. Makes the threat of the Chinese owning so much pale a little in comparison to those evil US citizens (probably all Republicans) & Japanese. Brits own quite a chunk, too. He also has another nifty chart showing purchases over the last 6 moths ending in March, illuminating that the US gov't($167B), US citizens($115B), and those evil Brits ($83B) are buying at a far faster clip than the Reds($15B). Japan is in sell mode, as their holdings have actually decreased ($33B) over the last 6 months.