Treasury Securities

RECENT NEWS  Aug 27  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Treasuries turned in a lackluster performance throughout much of the trading day on Thursday before ending the session roughly flat. Bond prices had a somewhat negative bias in morning trading but spent much of the...  Aug 25  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After moving sharply higher over the past several sessions, treasuries showed a substantial move back to the downside on Tuesday. Bond prices moved steadily lower for much of the session before closing firmly in negative...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 25  Comment 
Treasurys sell off, with the 10-year yield back above 2% as fear is easing in global financial markets.  Aug 25  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After pulling back sharply in the previous session, treasuries saw some further downside during trading on Wednesday. Bond prices showed a lack of direction in morning trading before turning firmly negative in the...  Aug 24  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Last Wednesday we said to buy Treasuries, and one subscriber emailed in with this and that argument about the Fed and so forth (I love pushback on a story). Today with the break of 2% on the 10-year, the question is where...  Aug 21  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Extending a recent upward trend, treasuries moved moderately higher over the course of the trading day on Friday. After some early indecision, bond prices moved steadily higher before closing the day firmly in positive...  Aug 20  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Following the strong upward move seen over the course of the previous session, treasuries saw some further upside during trading on Thursday. Bond prices moved higher in early trading and remained firmly...  Aug 19  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After coming under pressure in early trading, treasuries showed a significant turnaround over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. Bond prices saw further upside following the release of the minutes of the latest...  Aug 18  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Following the upward move seen in the previous session, treasuries moved back to the downside during trading on Tuesday. After coming under pressure in early trading, bond prices regained some ground before pulling back...
Japan Today  Aug 17  Comment 
Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rebounded in June following two straight months of declines. The Treasury Department says in its monthly report that total holdings rose to $6.175 trillion, an increase of 0.7 percent over the May...


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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