Treasury Securities

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Definition: Treasury Securities

Treasury securities include

  • Treasury Bills
  • Treasury Securities
  • Treasury Bonds
  • Treasury  Inflated Protection Securities  (TIPS)


These can be classified as

  • Marketable securities- Those securities which can be liquidated over a short period of time.
  • Non marketable securities – These include savings in fixed deposits having a  certain locking period.


These securities are tax free, secure against  dollar appreciation  and is a reason for large foreign investments. These were issued at fixed rates by the US treasury department   but were later shifted to an incremental rates to keep a check on the government debt levels by rate fixing . However recently auctioning of treasury securities has also taken place.


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