Treasury Bills

MarketWatch  May 6  Comment 
The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it plans to issue more short-term Treasury bills given growing demand. The department also said it plans to boost the average level of its cash balance so the government can function if there was an...
Mondo Visione  Apr 17  Comment 
Due to ongoing technical issues with the third party platform supplier, the UK Debt Management Office ('the DMO') is announcing that this morning's UK Treasury Bill tenders will be postponed, with a further update announcement to be made at 12.00...
MarketWatch  Apr 8  Comment 
Greece successfully sold 1.138 billion euros ($1.24 billion) of six-month Treasury bills Wednesday in the first of two auctions expected in April, Reuters reported. The bonds were sold at a yield of 2.97%, the same yield from a March auction. The...
The Economic Times  Apr 1  Comment 
RBI will auction 140 bn rupees of treasury bills on Apr 8, including 80 bn rupees of 91-day t-bills and 60 bn rupees of 182-day t-bills, it said in a statement.
MarketWatch  Mar 30  Comment 
Two U.S. Treasury bill auctions - $24 billion three-month bills and $26 billion in six-month bills - saw lower-than-expected demand, leading yields to close 0.5 basis point above the market's expectation. "Today's auctions probably suffered a bit...
The Economic Times  Mar 5  Comment 
The Reserve Bank of India will auction Rs 14,000 crore of treasury bills on March 11, including 80 billion rupees of 91-day t-bills and 6000 crore of 182-day t-bills.


The graph to the left is the discount rate for T-Bills with a 3-month maturity.

Treasury bills are short-term debt securities issued by the U.S. Government. They are issued in lengths of four weeks (30 days), three months (90 days), six months (180 days), and one year (360 days). However, the one year bill is currently no longer issued. Treasury bills are known as a zero coupon, or discount security, since it pays the interest and principal at maturity.

The rates listed on Treasury bills are known as discount rates. However, it is important know two things when purchasing Treasury bills:

  1. The discount rate is annualized
  2. The Treasury assumes that a year has 360 days




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