Treasury Bills

The Economic Times  Aug 14  Comment 
FBIL already publishes the overnight and term Mumbai interbank offer rate (MIBOR).
Clusterstock  Aug 4  Comment 
Congress must vote by mid-October on whether to raise America's debt ceiling or risk defaulting on its debt. Treasury investors are demanding a higher return on bills that mature around the vote, signaling concerns that the government may...
MarketWatch  Jul 25  Comment 
The yield on the 3-month bill edged past the 6-month bill’s yield for the first time since the financial crisis on July 20.
MarketWatch  Mar 27  Comment 
The yield on the three-month Treasury bill, one of the most heavily-traded short-term debt products issued by the U.S. government, rose to its highest level since October 2008, according to data from Tradeweb.
Financial Times  Mar 21  Comment 
Shift reflects heavy use of cross-currency basis swaps by Japanese investors
Mondo Visione  Oct 11  Comment 
Tradeweb Markets, the leading global marketplace for electronic fixed income, derivatives and ETF trading, and FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today welcomed the decision by the UK Treasury naming Tradeweb and FTSE Russell as the joint...
The Economic Times  Sep 29  Comment 
As much as Rs 1.88 lakh cr would be raised through treasury bills, the government may revise securities buyback upwards of budget target of Rs 75,000 cr.


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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