Treasury Securities

RECENT NEWS  Sep 29  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After seeing early weakness, treasuries turned higher over the course of the trading session on Thursday amid a pullback on Wall Street. Bond prices moved to the upside in afternoon trading and managed to end the...  Sep 28  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After showing a lack of direction throughout much of the trading session on Wednesday, treasuries came under pressure late in the day to close modestly lower. Bond prices moved to the downside going into the close to halt a...  Sep 27  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Treasuries moved higher over the course of the trading day on Tuesday, extending the upward trend seen in recent sessions. Bond prices moved to the upside in early trading and remained positive throughout the day....
MarketWatch  Sep 27  Comment 
The world’s largest asset managers joins the chorus warning that Treasurys are getting risky as the Fed moves toward a rate rise.  Sep 22  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After moving higher over the course of the previous session, treasuries saw some further upside during the trading day on Thursday. Bond prices moved notably higher in morning trading but gave back some ground in the...  Sep 21  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - As is typically the case, treasuries saw considerable volatility in reaction to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement on Wednesday. Bond prices bounced back and forth across the unchanged line before...  Sep 20  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Extending the upward trend seen over the past few sessions, treasuries moved modestly higher during trading on Monday. Bond prices moved to the upside in morning trading before giving back some ground going into the close....  Sep 19  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Treasuries showed a lack of direction throughout much of the trading session on Monday before ending the day roughly flat. Bond prices spent the day lingering near the unchanged line. Subsequently, the yield on the...  Sep 16  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After failing to sustain an initial upward move, treasuries showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Friday before closing nearly flat. Bond prices spent much of the day lingering near the...


Treasury bills, notes, and bonds are examples of default-free securities. They are issued by the Treasury of the United States Government. However, most governments around the world also issue their own equivalent, which are also assumed to be default-free. However, it is important to note that while they are assumed to be default-free, many third-world governments have defaulted in the past. It is important to note that while they are default-free, they are not risk-free since they may lose value due to the time-value of money and a change in the global exchange rate.

Kinds of Treasury Securities

Purchasing Treasury Securities

One of the greatest features of a Treasury security is that any individual may purchase them without the use of an intermediary. Individual investors may log on to TreasuryDirect to participate in an auction. Investors may also ask brokers and other intermediaries to purchase them, however, they may charge a fee. It is important to note that everyone who successfully bids at a Treasury securities auction receives the largest accepted rate.

Price Fluctuation of Treasury Securities

The change in yield of a Treasury security is monitored by tracking changes to the ten-year Treasury note. //pick off here.

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