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U.S. government-issued securities, such as Treasury bills, bonds, and notes, and savings bonds. Governments are considered among the safest investments available as they are backed by the U.S. government.
Also used to refer to debt issues of federal agencies, which are not directly backed by the U.S. government.

Government Bond

Any bond issued by an agency of the United States government. Government bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the government and are considered risk-free. Most are negotiable, with prominent examples being Treasury securities or Ginnie Mae bonds. U.S. savings bonds, however, are not negotiable.


All bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury or other agencies of the U.S. government. Also called United States government securities. See also federal agency security, savings bond, Treasuries.
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