Treasury Securities

RECENT NEWS  Jun 17  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After moving notably higher over the past couple weeks, treasuries gave back some ground during trading on Friday. Bond prices came under pressure in early trading and saw some further downside as the day progressed. As a...  Jun 15  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After seeing initial weakness, treasuries moved modestly higher over the course of the trading session on Wednesday. Bond prices pulled back off their highs going into the close but remained in positive territory. As a...  Jun 14  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After seeing early strength, treasuries gave back ground over the course of the trading session on Tuesday to end the day roughly flat. Bond prices finished the session slightly above the unchanged line. Subsequently, the...  Jun 13  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Treasuries moved moderately higher over the course of the trading session on Monday, extending a recent upward trend. Bond prices moved roughly sideways going into the close, holding on to modest gains. Subsequently, the...  Jun 10  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Treasuries moved notably higher during trading on Friday, extending the strong upward move seen over the past several sessions. After seeing early strength, bond prices gave back ground in mid-day trading only to move back...  Jun 8  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Treasuries showed a lack of direction throughout much of the trading session on Wednesday before ending the day slightly higher. Bond prices saw modest strength in afternoon trading but finished the session off their best...  Jun 3  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Treasuries showed a substantial move to the upside during trading on Friday following the release of disappointing U.S. economic data. Bond prices spiked higher early in the session and remained firmly positive throughout...
Clusterstock  Jun 3  Comment 
Traders are rushing into the safety of US Treasurys after nonfarm payrolls increased by just 36,000 in May, missing the Wall Street consensus of 160,000 by a wide margin.  Heavy buying at the front end of the curve has pushed the 2-year yield...  Jun 3  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After showing a strong move to the upside early in the session, treasuries gave back some ground but still ended Thursday's trading higher. Bond prices moved roughly sideways in afternoon trading, hovering in...  Jun 2  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Treasuries moved back to the upside over the course of the trading day on Thursday, more than offsetting the modest pullback seen in the previous session. Bond prices moved steadily higher in morning trading before moving...


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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