Chicagoland Treasury Securities

Types of Treasury Securities

  • Treasury Bonds - over 10 year year maturity, with a coupon payment every six months
  • Treasury Bills - mature in one year or less, usually sold at a discount from the face value
  • Treasury Notes - 1 to 10 year maturity, with a coupon payment every six months, sold in denominations of $1,000
  • Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) - fixed-income investment without the inflation risk

Benefits

They are backed by the US government, so there is minimal risk.


You gain interest as they mature.