Noncompetitive bid

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Noncompetitive bid

In a Treasury auction, bidding for a specific amount of securities at the price, whatever it may turn out to be, equal to the average price of the accepted competitive bids.

Noncompetitive Bid

One of two bidding processes for buying Treasury securities and some other debt securities, in which the investor agrees to purchase a certain number of securities at the average price of all competitive bids over a given time. The noncompetitive bid process allows smaller investors to buy Treasury securities in a market that would otherwise be dominated by wealthy institutional investors. The minimum price in a noncompetitive bid is $10,000.

noncompetitive bid

A method of purchasing U.S. Treasury bills at the weekly public auction without having to submit a price. With a noncompetitive bid, the investor agrees to purchase a given amount of securities (a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $500,000) at the average price set at the auction. Noncompetitive bids permit small investors to participate in the auction.

Noncompetitive bid.

Investors who can't or don't wish to meet the minimum purchase requirements for competitive bidding on Treasury bills or notes may enter a noncompetitive bid.

You can invest as little as $1,000 or as much as $5 million in each new issue through Treasury Direct. Treasury Direct is a system that allows you to buy government securities without going through a bank or a brokerage firm.

The Treasury sells T-bills, for example, to all noncompetitive buyers whose bids arrive by the weekly deadline, for a price equal to what competitive bidders pay for that week's issue.

A noncompetitive bid may also be known as a noncompetitive tender.

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