U.S. Treasuries

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U.S. Treasuries is the collective term for all debt securities of varying maturities issued by the U.S. Treasury Department.[1]

The investment heft of the securities is such that they typically serve as a broad benchmark for the performance of comparable bonds and debt securities in global credit markets.

U.S. Treasuries vary in maturity from 4-week Treasury bills (T-bills) to 5-year Treasury notes (T-notes) to 30-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds). All U.S. Treasuries have recently been in strong demand from global investors as stock and currency markets rise and fall. The 10-year U.S. T-note yield recently fell to its lowest level in more than fifty years as investors bought Treasuries as a safe haven from global market turmoil.[2]


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  1. U.S. Treasury Securities. Finweb.
  2. Yields still near historic lows after Citi bailout. Reuters.