Bond Market Statistics: 10 Percent of All Outstanding Bonds Owned By US Households

August 25, 2012 10:32 am

Do you buy bonds? We spotted this rather interesting statistic today:

“Bonds are bought and traded mostly by institutions like central banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, insurance companies and banks. Most individuals who want to own bonds do so through bond funds. Still, in the U.S., nearly 10% of all bonds outstanding are held directly by households.”

Statistics Source: Wikipedia

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