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Alan N. Rechtschaffen

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190879631

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190879631.001.0001

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United States Treasury Securities

United States Treasury Securities

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(p.121) 9 United States Treasury Securities
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Capital Markets, Derivatives, and the Law
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Alan N. Rechtschaffen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190879631.003.0009

This chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose and goals of treasury securities. Treasury securities are a type of debt instrument providing limited credit risk. U.S. Treasury bills, notes, and bonds are issued by the Treasury Department and represent direct obligations of the U.S. government. Treasury securities are used to meet the needs of investors who wish to “loan” money to the federal government and in return receive a fixed or floating interest rate. The Treasury yield curve is a benchmark for fixed income securities across the spectrum of debt securities. The remainder of the chapter covers types of treasury securities, pricing, bond auctions and their effect on price, interest rates, and STRIPS (separate trading of registered interest and principal securities).

Keywords:   treasury securities, federal government, STRIPS, bond auction, interest rate

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