PUMP! PUMP! PUMP! Foreigners Now Hold More Than $13 Trillion In American Securities, Payments in Chinese Yuan Grew by 171% From Year Ago And Yuan Hits Record High vs. Dollar

Fed Keeps Interest Rates Low, Continues Bond Buying Program

The Federal Reserve held fast to its ultra-accommodative monetary policy Wednesday, solidified by what board members described as an economy weakened by fiscal policy.

Interest rates will remain at historically low levels while the U.S. central bank will not alter its $85 billion a month asset purchasing program, the Fed’s Open Markets Committee decided at this week’s meeting.

While recent meetings have been remarkable for signs of dissent over the long-standing Fed policy, the sentiment this month turned towards concerns about “downside risks” to growth, though the FOMC made no mention of the recent set of weak economic data.


Foreigners now hold more than $13 trillion in American securities

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.



Payments in Chinese Yuan Grew by 171% From Year Ago…

press release from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) shows that the value of payments using Chinese Yuan currency grew by 171 percent between January 2012 and January 2013.

In January 2013 alone, payments in the Chinese currency grew in value by 24 percent from December, pushing the Yuan passed the Russian Rouble to the thirteenth slot for world currency payments.

This 24% spike is nearly double the 13% increase recorded across all currencies.


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National Debt Numbers

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The Daily History of the Debt Results

Historical returns from 04/10/2013 through 04/30/2013

The data for the total public debt outstanding is published each business day. If there is no debt value for the date(s) you requested, the value for the preceding business day will be displayed.

Debt Held by the Public vs. Intragovernmental Holdings )

Date Debt Held by the Public Intragovernmental Holdings Total Public Debt Outstanding
04/10/2013 11,966,412,740,544.37 4,832,571,494,247.96 16,798,984,234,792.33
04/11/2013 11,973,457,167,619.66 4,834,609,936,524.40 16,808,067,104,144.06
04/12/2013 11,972,610,122,573.13 4,835,630,263,700.38 16,808,240,386,273.51
04/15/2013 11,949,925,556,918.45 4,851,381,930,298.11 16,801,307,487,216.56
04/16/2013 11,950,741,882,219.27 4,861,323,727,153.97 16,812,065,609,373.24
04/17/2013 11,951,382,624,833.00 4,855,887,740,074.39 16,807,270,364,907.39
04/18/2013 11,916,935,124,816.33 4,862,534,449,476.35 16,779,469,574,292.68
04/19/2013 11,917,014,399,413.45 4,864,953,302,991.92 16,781,967,702,405.37
04/22/2013 11,917,551,034,088.30 4,869,900,084,059.02 16,787,451,118,147.32
04/23/2013 11,919,663,839,494.38 4,879,288,760,461.21 16,798,952,599,955.59
04/24/2013 11,920,312,314,073.28 4,874,037,513,824.02 16,794,349,827,897.30
04/25/2013 11,882,018,443,343.86 4,876,088,638,954.77 16,758,107,082,298.63
04/26/2013 11,882,358,300,866.68 4,874,286,092,840.37 16,756,644,393,707.05
04/29/2013 11,883,187,129,042.84 4,874,981,100,337.37 16,758,168,229,380.21
04/30/2013 11,943,148,398,205.65 4,885,697,098,978.25 16,828,845,497,183.90