The current state of the world economy is about as volatile as it has ever been since WWII. Many investors have run to safety and made huge purchases in the only one really safe vehicle available-US Treasuries. Buying Treasuries is definitely a safe investment option….or is it? It is true that US Treasuries carry no risk, no risk in your investment being lost. However, there is another risk associated with investing in US Treasuries.
The history of US Treasuries is fascinating and if you position the story right, it could make you that extra sale once in a while. US Treasuries go back to this country’s independence. The Revolutionary War was fought against Great Britain by the colonies as a united front but funded and manned by each individual state.
The simple answer is this: it probably will never be repaid, it has been and probably always be part of our American heritage. The history of US Treasuries is fascinating story in and of itself. It began when our country began. US Treasuries go back to this country’s independence. The Revolutionary War was fought against Great Britain by the colonies as a united front but funded and manned by each individual state.
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If an investor is thinking of investing in bonds, the first rule to learn is: a bond is nothing more than a debt instrument, a loan. Think of buying a bond like making a loan to a corporation, government, federal agency or other organization. Bond issuers understand that investors are not going to invest without [...]
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