U.S. Government Securities

Definition

Debt obligations of the U.S. Government that are traded on the securities market. They include Treasury notes, TREASURY bonds, Treasury bills, and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), all of which can be purchased through a bank, brokerage firm, or directly from the Treasury Department.
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fixed income clearing corporation (FICC) Committee On Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP) Service Bureau