Saudi Arabia Held $52.4 Billion of US Stocks as of June 2015

Saudi Arabia Held $52.4 Billion of US Stocks as of June 2015 

Saudi Arabia held $52.4 billion of US stocks as of June 2015., the US government said breaking out the kingdom’s assets. This figure marked a decline from about $78 billion in June 2014 and was the first annual drop since 2009. In addition to $109 billion of Treasuries, Saudi Arabia also held $10 billion of long term asset backed securities in June 2015.

“In addition to $109 billion of Treasuries, Saudi Arabia also held $10 billion of long term asset backed securities in June 2015.”

~ Bloomberg

The Treasury indicated $184 billion of Saudi holdings of U.S. securities as of June 2015, down from $194 billion in June 2014, the report said. Foreigners held a total of about $6.7 trillion of U.S. equities, with Cayman Islands the largest listed holder at $884 billion, according to the Treasury

Related Reports: Bloomberg, Forbes

 

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Cayman Island Holds US$265 Billion in Treasuries

Cayman Island Holds US$265 Billion in Treasuries

A Caribbean financial centre is now the third biggest foreign owner of US government debt.  Cayman Islands where most hedge funds are domiciled holds US$265 billion of Treasuries as of March, up 31% from a year earlier.

“Cayman Islands where most hedge funds are domiciled holds US$265 billion of Treasuries as of March, up 31% from a year earlier.”

~ Bloomberg

This makes it the largest holder after China and Japan. Those nations each own more than $1 trillion of Treasuries. The surge in ownership of U.S. debt for the Caribbean getaway shows that hedge funds are joining more traditional mutual fund managers in buying Treasuries amid lack-lustrous returns in other assets, with many global stock indexes posting losses in 2016.

Related Reports: Bloomberg, Sydney Morning Herald

 

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