Daniel, in his comments to my previous post, pointed out that my version of the bond market data focused on the relative sizes of different types of bonds, rather than their absolute values. This is a keen observation and a design choice.
When the chart designer tries to juggle too many balls at once, he tends to drop them all.
As it were, I started out by creating a graph of absolute values but I just did not see much interest in it. Here it is. One would think the growth of ABS was extraordinary but not according to this chart.
The relative values were a lot more informative, in my opinion.