Treasury Securities

RECENT NEWS  Oct 1  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After seeing early strength, treasuries gave back ground over the course of the session on Thursday but managed to close modestly higher. Bond prices ended the day in positive territory but well off their best levels of the...  Sep 29  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After moving notably higher over the two previous sessions, treasuries gave back ground in early trading on Wednesday but finished the day only slightly lower. Bond prices recovered from their early drop and showed a lack...
MarketWatch  Sep 25  Comment 
Demand for U.S. Treasurys has recently spiked amid faltering stock markets, worries about a global economic slowdown and a rout in commodity prices.  Sep 22  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - On the heels of the sharp pullback seen in the previous session, treasuries showed a strong move back to the upside during trading on Tuesday. Bond prices moved steadily higher for much of the session before moving...  Sep 22  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After coming under pressure in early trading on Wednesday, treasuries regained ground as the day progressed but still closed modestly lower. Bond prices moved roughly sideways in afternoon trading before closing in the red....  Sep 21  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After rising sharply in the two previous sessions in reaction to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision, treasuries saw a significant pullback during trading on Monday. Bond prices came under pressure in early...  Sep 18  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Extending the rally seen late in the previous session, treasuries showed another strong move to the upside during trading on Friday. After seeing initial strength, bond prices continued to move steadily higher as the day...  Sep 17  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After seeing modest strength for much of the trading session on Thursday, treasuries showed a substantial move to the upside following the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement. Bond prices spike higher late...  Sep 16  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After moving sharply lower over the course of the previous session, treasuries saw some further downside during trading on Wednesday. Bond prices showed a lack of direction for much of the day before drifting lower going...


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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