Definition of US Government Bond

Financial Terms Beginning with U

What is a US Government Bond

A US government bond is a fixed-income debt security issued by the United States government in support of national spending and to pay down debt. A US government bond is denominated in US dollars.

US Treasury bonds (T-bonds) are US government bonds that have an issued maturity between 10 and 30 years. T-bonds make semiannual interest payments until maturity, which is when the face value of the bond is paid to the owner.

Glossary of Terms and Phrases

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Related Investment Terms

T-Bill

T-Bond

T-Note

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