About the 3Twelve™ Total Bond map:
The 3Twelve™ Total Bond map may be the most complete compilation of world bond totals available. We are delighted to publish this exclusively with LearnBonds.com — the most comprehensive source for fixed-income. “3” stands for the three types of bonds–government, corporate, mortgage. “Twelve” stands for the major bond categories.
Notes: “Other” is made up of asset backed bonds, US municipal bonds, and money market funds. These are very different types of securities, but since municipal bonds are found just in the US, money markets are not effectively bonds as a security, and asset backed securities are so varied in structure, we by default count them together.
Andy Martin, 8/15/16 (special thanks to Jake Dowler, research assistant, 7Twelve Advisors, LLC, and Branimir Gruić, Senior Statistical Analyst, Bank for International Settlements)