Treasury bond

A Treasury bond (T-bond) is a government debt security that earns interest until maturity, at which point the owner is also paid a par amount equal to the principal. Treasury bonds are part of the larger category of government bonds, a type of bond issued by a national government with a commitment to pay period interest payments known as coupon payments as well as the principal upon maturity. Treasury bonds are marketable, fixed-interest U.S. government debt securities with a maturity of more than 10 years. As is true for other government bonds, Treasury bonds make interest payments semiannually, and the income received is only taxed at the federal level. T-bonds are known in the market as primarily risk-free; they are issued by the U.S. government with very little risk of default. Silver stocks and other rare metals are often dependent on current treasury bond rates—Read more at Investopedia. Chen, James. “Treasury Bond (T-Bond).” 20 August 2019