Treasury Securities

RECENT NEWS  Mar 24  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Following the pullback seen in the previous session, treasuries moved back to the upside over the course of the trading day on Friday. Bond prices initially showed a lack of direction but climbed into positive territory as...  Mar 23  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After trending higher over the past several sessions, treasuries gave back some over the course of the trading day on Thursday. Bond prices initially showed a lack of direction but slid firmly into negative territory as the...  Mar 22  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Treasuries moved to the upside during trading on Wednesday, extending the upward trend seen over the past several sessions. After showing a strong upward move in early trading, bond prices gave back some ground but remained...  Mar 21  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After initially moving to the downside, treasuries showed a significant turnaround over the course of the trading session on Tuesday. Bond prices turned higher in morning trading and remained firmly positive throughout the...  Mar 20  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After initially showing a lack of direction, treasuries moved modestly higher over the course of the trading session on Monday. Bond prices moved roughly sideways in afternoon trading, hovering in positive territory....  Mar 16  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After moving sharply higher over the course of the previous session, treasuries gave back some ground during trading on Thursday. Bond prices moved to the downside early in the session and remained stuck in the red...  Mar 15  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After seeing modest strength for much of the trading session on Wednesday, treasuries spiked higher in reaction to the Federal Reserve's widely expected decision to raise interest rates. Bond prices jumped on the heels...
Financial Times  Mar 15  Comment 
Arrival of market maker shows the electronic trading venue is pushing beyond banks
MarketWatch  Mar 15  Comment 
Treasurys jump after the Federal Reserve sticks to calls for two more rate increases this year after a quarter-point hike Wednesday, providing relief to investors who feared a more aggressive tone.
Financial Times  Mar 15  Comment 
S&P 500 edges towards record high while gold soars


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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