US Savings Bonds/TIPS

Savings Bonds and Treasury Securities

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investmentsSeries I US Savings BondsTIPS
Why does the U.S. Treasury finance part of the national debt with Savings Bonds rather than with Treasury notes and bonds that are much cheaper? T-bonds with a maturity of 5/15/30 are trading with a yield of about 4.7% this morning while the rate on I Bonds is 6.73%.

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