Treasury bill

  1. a short-term obligation that is not interest-bearing (it is purchased at a discount); can be traded on a discount basis for 91 days
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How To Use Treasury bill In A Sentence

  • Alternatively, the government may seek to borrow the money, by issuing Treasury bills and bonds to the public.
  • Why would you expect the yield on treasury bills normally to be rather lower than on government bonds? 2.
  • But analysts warned against overoptimism as Spain, along with the euro zone's other issuers, will have to sell government bonds totaling about €800 billion next year, and even more Treasury bills. Spanish Yields Drop at T-Bill Auction
  • Treasury securities actually include a number of different investments, including treasury bills (short-term investments), treasury notes (medium-term) and treasury bonds (long-term).
  • The Treasury said the projected increase in borrowing reflected costs from a continuation of the so-called supplementary financing program -- a program started last year that allows for the auction of Treasury bills to provide cash for use in Federal Reserve initiatives designed to support ailing credit markets -- and a decrease in revenue collected by the government. Treasury's Plan Estimates $361 Billion in Borrowing
  • U.S. Treasury bills are the textbook definition of a safe haven asset, historically one of the most risk-free assets you can buy next to precious metals.
  • As the volume of Treasury bills declined in the 1970s the discount houses facilitated the rapid growth in the commercial bill market.
  • The fact is, many finance chiefs and corporate treasurers are already familiar with the deal structure - it's similar to the way the U.S. government auctions treasury bills and notes to institutional investors.
  • When college is two to three years away, put additional money into certificates of deposit or Treasury bills for safety.
  • The differential between the reserve rate and the market rate on treasury bills could decline to make up for the declining demand for reserves derived from the demand for checking accounts.
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