US Treasury bond

US Treasury bond

US government debt with a maturity of more than 10 years.
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U.S. Treasury Bond

A debt security backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government with a maturity of more than 10 years. They may be purchased directly from the government or from a bank; they have coupon payments payable every six months. Treasury bonds may be bought competitively or non-competitively. In a non-competitive transaction, one takes the interest rate he/she is given on a T-bond. In competitive investing, one bids on a desired yield, but this does not mean it will be accepted. Treasury bonds are low-risk, low-return investments. The minimum purchase is $1,000 and the maximum is $5 million in non-competitive bidding or 35% of the offering in competitive. They are known informally as T-bonds. See also: Treasury bill, Treasury note.
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US Treasury bond.

US Treasury bonds are long-term government debt securities, typically issued with 30-year terms.

New bonds are sold at a par value of $1,000, and existing bonds trade in the secondary market at prices that fluctuate to reflect changing demand. These bonds, sometimes referred to as long bonds, are often used as a benchmark for market interest rates.

While interest on US Treasury bonds is federally taxable, it is exempt from state and local taxes. Treasury bonds are considered among the world's the most secure investments, since they are backed by the full faith and credit of the US federal government.

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