Treasury Bills

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Financial Times Mar 12
Two-month T-bill could help government tap demand for shorter-dated debt and help fund the deficit
Wall Street Journal Feb 23
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has used its mounting cash pile to become one of the world’s largest owners of U.S. Treasury bills after struggling to find big companies to buy in recent years.
MarketWatch Feb 7
Yields for short-dated Treasury bills due in early March fell from their elevated levels on Wednesday after Senate leaders said they struck a two-year budget deal that would lift the debt ceiling. The bill most be voted on in Congress. The yield...
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Forbes Oct 9
I do keep my sixties pocket slide-rule on the desk, a reminder that numbers finally govern, not words. A century’s worth of stats confirm that even if you come in at the top of the cycle, hanging in for a decade, your rate of return would exceed...
The Times of India Oct 5
CZECH-BILLS/ (TABLE, URGENT):TABLE-Czech 8-week T-bill yield -0.20 pct, auction demand strong
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The graph to the left is the discount rate for T-Bills with a 3-month maturity.

Treasury bills are short-term debt securities issued by the U.S. Government. They are issued in lengths of four weeks (30 days), three months (90 days), six months (180 days), and one year (360 days). However, the one year bill is currently no longer issued. Treasury bills are known as a zero coupon, or discount security, since it pays the interest and principal at maturity.

The rates listed on Treasury bills are known as discount rates. However, it is important know two things when purchasing Treasury bills:

  1. The discount rate is annualized
  2. The Treasury assumes that a year has 360 days

Formula

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