Treasury Bills

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Motley Fool  May 13  Comment 
A Treasury bill doesn't pay interest, so calculating its return is a bit different than with most other investments.
Reuters  Apr 6  Comment 
The Reserve Bank of India sold treasury bills at their lowest yields in more than five years at a weekly auction on Wednesday after its pledge to infuse cash into the banking system sparked a rally in short-term rates.
Mondo Visione  Mar 25  Comment 
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the filing of a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, charging Defendants Tracy Lee Thomas (aka Treyton L. Thomas,...
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 15  Comment 
Public finance experts caution against parking borrowed money in Treasury Bills
The Economic Times  Feb 15  Comment 
However, such limit will not be applicable for investments in government securities, treasury bills and collateralised borrowing and lending obligations.
The Times of India  Jan 27  Comment 
The RBI on Wednesday cancelled a Rs 9,000-crore auction of the government's 91-day Treasury Bills (T-bills) as it was not willing to accede to the demand for higher yields from bidders.
Motley Fool  Jan 5  Comment 
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Financial Times  Dec 9  Comment 
Short-term market rates rise ahead of first Fed tightening in almost a decade
Mondo Visione  Nov 25  Comment 
The OFR released a working paper today entitled, "Safe Assets as Commodity Money." This paper examines the systemic implications of the supply of liquid safe assets, such as Treasury bills. The paper explores how liquid safe assets facilitate the...




 
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The graph to the left is the discount rate for T-Bills with a 3-month maturity.

Treasury bills are short-term debt securities issued by the U.S. Government. They are issued in lengths of four weeks (30 days), three months (90 days), six months (180 days), and one year (360 days). However, the one year bill is currently no longer issued. Treasury bills are known as a zero coupon, or discount security, since it pays the interest and principal at maturity.

The rates listed on Treasury bills are known as discount rates. However, it is important know two things when purchasing Treasury bills:

  1. The discount rate is annualized
  2. The Treasury assumes that a year has 360 days

Formula

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