CHART OF THE DAY: Who Owns All That Municipal Debt?

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If there is a muni collapse as some people expect, who gets slammed?

Probably you.

Households, followed by mutual funds, are the biggest holders of muni debt.

Insurers are a distant third, which suggests that even if the wheels come off, the institutional fallout won’t be dramatic.

chart of the day, municipal debt by investors, march 2011

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