T-Bills

18Sep08

I’m fairly ignorant when it comes to economics. I admit it!   However, we live in interesting economic times and lately I’ve made it my duty to learn.  I’m going to put what I learn down here, a little at a time.

T-Bills

Quoted from the wikipedia article

Treasury securities are government bonds issued by the United States Department of the Treasury through the Bureau of the Public Debt. They are the debt financing instruments of the U.S. Federal government, and they are often referred to simply as Treasuries or Treasurys. There are four types of marketable treasury securities: Treasury bills, Treasury notes, Treasury bonds, and Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). There are several types of non-marketable treasury securities including State and Local Government Series (SLGS), Government Account Series debt issued to government-managed trust funds, and savings bonds. All of the marketable Treasury securities are very liquid and are heavily traded on the secondary market. The non-marketable securities (such as savings bonds) are issued to subscribers and cannot be transferred through market sales.

Here’s a couple of links that discuss the T-Bills relevance in recent news.

Paul Krugman

Washington Times

I’ll add to this post as I get my mind around it.

UPDATE:

Paul Krugman sheds more light on the economic woes hitting us.. and T-Bills are mentioned!

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