United States government securities

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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United States government securities are issues of the United States Treasury and various government agencies used to finance the activities of the federal government.
Due to the low risk of loss of capital and certainty of income, United States government securities are readily accepted by lenders as security for loans.
United States government securities are virtually free of the risk of default.
United States government securities provide a rate of return that is generally lower than other fixed income securities.
Interest from United States government securities is entirely exempt from all state and local taxes.
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