5-Year Treasury Security

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5-Year Treasury Security

A debt owed by the United States government for a period of five years. Each security has a stated interest rate, which is paid semi-annually. Unlike a 10-year Treasury note, it is not necessarily considered indicative of the state of the wider bond market. However, because the United States is seen as a very low-risk borrower, some investors seek out five-year Treasury securities (and other Treasury securities) when they are not confident in future stock performance. See also: yield, bond, treasury note, treasury bond, treasury bill.
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The yield on five-year Treasury securities has fallen more than 35 bp since the March meeting and more than 28 bp at the long end of the curve.
Series EE savings bonds earn 90% of five-year Treasury securities yields.
As a trade-off, however, the EE bond yield is only 85% of the market yield on five-year Treasury securities if the EE bonds are held at least five years.