Swiss National Bank Almost Owns $100 Billion Worth of U.S. Stocks

Posted on 11/13/2019


In the third quarter of 2019, the Swiss National Bank went on a buying spree and now owns a record of US$ 94.1 billion in U.S. stocks. The central bank is literally printing money and using that capital to buy shares in listed U.S. companies. 13F data from the SEC shows that SNB’s total holdings in U.S. stocks are valued at US$ 94.1 billion.

In the third quarter of 2018, the Swiss National Bank paused on its accumulation of U.S. shares and sold stocks. At that point, the bank held US$ 78 billion worth of U.S. stocks. In September 2017, the Swiss National Bank held US$ 87.8 billion in U.S. stocks.