United States government securities

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United States government securities

Debt issues of the U.S. government, as distinguished from government-sponsored agency issues.
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United States Government Securities

A debt instrument issued directly by the government of the United States. United States government securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States and are considered zero-risk. The most common examples of United States government securities include Treasury securities and savings bonds. It is important to note that United States government securities are distinct from debt issues from government-sponsored agencies.
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United States government securities

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