Treasury Securities Options

The Treasury Department offers an array of marketable securities with terms ranging from 4 weeks to 30 years. You can buy a marketable security starting at just $100. What makes these securities "marketable"? Unlike savings bonds, which you can't sell to someone else, you can choose to sell your marketable securities before their term ends. See our tip sheet for more information.

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury offers a range of affordable, safe and convenient savings options to help people save for the future.

Treasury Marketable Securities Charts

  • Treasury Bills – Short-term government securities offering a single interest payment at the end of its term of 4, 13, 26 or 52 weeks.
  • Treasury Notes & Treasury Bonds – Government securities offering fixed interest payments every six months that are issued with maturities of 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 30 years.
  • Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) – A security offering inflation-adjusted interest payments every six months. Money returned to investors at the end of the term of 5, 10 or 30 years is also inflation adjusted.
  • EE Savings Bonds – Low-risk savings options that earn interest for 30 years.
  • I Savings Bonds – Low-risk savings options that earn interest while protecting you from inflation.

You can purchase Treasury securities directly from the Treasury Department by opening a TreasuryDirect account.

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