I've been wondering how the Stock Market could possibly be doing so well as the Economy falls down the toilet. 93+ million Americans are completely out of the Job market, no longer even looking. Malls are closing at an incredible rate, companies laying off workers, or cutting hours to part time. To me it just doesn't make sense! I found this article this morning,now I think I know why! Foreign ownership of US debt slips again in May Foreign ownership of US debt slips again in May July 18, 2016 View photos FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, file photo, shows the U.S Treasury Building in Washington. On Monday, July 18, 2016, the Treasury Department reports on foreign holdings of U.S. debt for May. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities fell for the second straight month in May. The Treasury Department says total foreign holdings dropped 0.5 percent to $6.21 trillion after slipping 0.8 percent to $6.24 trillion in April. Japan, the second-biggest foreign owner of Treasury securities, reduced its holdings by 0.8 percent to $1.13 trillion. China, the biggest foreign investor in Treasurys, increased its holdings slightly to $1.24 trillion. The national debt is nearly $19.4 trillion and is expected to grow, which means the United States will need foreigners to keep buying Treasury securities. Of the debt total, nearly $14 trillion is publicly traded on financial markets. The rest is money the government owes itself, including holdings in the Social Security trust fund. Hmmmmmm?