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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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