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1. Paper Profit

2. workout market

3. stop and reverse

4. Positive Volume Index

5. credit derivative

6. below market

7. Institutional investor

8. managed fund

9. State Street Investor Confidence Index

10. net asset value arbitrage

11. wide opening

12. EPS

13. price swap derivative

14. CLO

15. master-feeder fund

16. Issued share capital

17. Performance fund

18. full coupon bond

19. volatility arbitrage

20. Graham and Dodd

21. condor

22. Slow market

23. Last trading day

24. gaming

25. negotiable security

26. Gilt-edged security

27. assumed bond

28. Futures exchange

29. Positive yield curve

30. Amman Stock Exchange

31. buy break

32. Electronic Order

33. automated pit trading

34. Momentum investing

35. Whisper stock

36. Family of funds

37. Philadelphia Board of Trade (PBOT)

38. ArcaEx

39. ISA

40. cyber investing

41. fair value

42. after the bell

43. trend analysis

44. redeemable government stock

45. trend trading

46. Sleeper

47. Stop order

48. defensive stock

49. tail

50. Online trading

51. clearing price

52. exante return

53. Go public

54. Oslo Bors (OSE)

55. bid/ask spread

56. soaring markets

57. R-squared

58. Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

59. Market order

60. initial yield

61. redeemable shares

62. Averaging

63. safe investment

64. Qualified Professional Asset Manager (QPAM)

65. bargain tax date

66. restricted list

67. Csce

68. fairly valued

69. fee-based investment

70. inventory turnover

71. extended blue room

72. Post-trade processing

73. Annual Percentage Yield

74. asset-backed security

75. Offshore fund

76. Unit Trust

77. electronic currency trading

78. Intermarket Trading System

79. naked position

80. financial literacy

81. Greater fool theory

82. cash transaction

83. horizon

84. call payment

85. CNBC

86. Transparency

87. depressed price

88. cashless exercise

89. Contingency order

90. low exercise price option (LEPO)

91. over the counter margin stock

92. extended trading

93. Wrap account

94. speculative position limits

95. Time Limit Order

96. niche player

97. Redeemable

98. Elx

99. Securities and Exchange Commission rules

100. Philadelphia Stock Exchange

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U.S. Treasury Securities

Categories: Bonds and Treasuries,

Negotiable U.S. Government debt obligations, backed by its full faith and credit. Exempt from state and local taxes. U.S. treasury securities are issued by the U.S. government in order to pay for government projects. The money paid out for a treasury bond is essentially a loan to the government. As with any loan, repayment of principal is accompanied by a specified interest rate. These bonds are guaranteed by the "full faith and credit" of the U.S. government, meaning that they are extremely low risk (since the government can simply print money to pay back the loan). Additionally, interest earned on U.S. treasury securities is exempt from state and local taxes. Federal taxes, however, are still due on the earned interest. The government sells U.S. treasury securities by auction in the primary market, but they are marketable securities and therefore can be purchased through a broker in the very active secondary market. A broker will charge a fee for such a transaction, but the government charges no fee to participate in auctions. Prices on the secondary market and at auction are determined by interest rates. U.S. treasury securities issued today are not callable, so they will continue to accrue interest until the maturity date. One possible downside to U.S. treasury securities is that if interest rates increase during the term of the bond, the money invested will be earning less interest than it could earn elsewhere. Accordingly, the resale value of the bond will decrease as well. Because there is almost no risk of default by the government, the return on treasury bonds is relatively low, and a high inflation rate can erase most of the gains by reducing the value of the principal and interest payments. There are three types of securities issued by the u.s. treasury (bonds, bills, and notes), which are distinguished by the amount of time from the initial sale of the bond to maturity. also called Treasuries.

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