Treasury Securities

RECENT NEWS  May 20  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After moving to the downside in early trading, treasuries recovered over the course of the trading session on Friday to end the day roughly flat. Bond prices spent the afternoon lingering near the unchanged line....  May 19  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After moving sharply lower over the course of the previous session, treasuries regained some ground during trading on Thursday. Bond prices moved notably higher in early trading before moving roughly sideways for the...  May 18  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After moving notably lower early in the session, treasuries saw some further downside following the release of the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting. Bond prices fell sharply going into the close, ending the day...  May 17  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Following the notable pullback seen in the previous session, treasuries showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading day on Tuesday. Bond prices spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged...  May 16  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After trending higher over the past few weeks, treasuries showed a notable move back to the downside during trading on Monday. Bond prices came under pressure in morning trading and remained firmly negative throughout the...
Clusterstock  May 16  Comment 
Saudi Arabia has built up a massive amount of US debt. The kingdom held $116.8 billion in US Treasurys as of March, according to a report from Bloomberg. Saudi holdings of US federal debt have come under scrutiny in recent months after the...
New York Times  May 15  Comment 
The following tax-exempt fixed-income issues are scheduled for pricing this week.
Yahoo  May 14  Comment 
BlackRock Inc. cut its view on U.S. debt to underweight from neutral.  May 13  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Following the modest pullback seen in the previous session, treasuries moved back to the upside during trading on Friday. Bond prices moved steadily higher for much of the session before closing firmly in positive...


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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