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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
A negotiable, coupon-bearing debt obligation issued by the U.S. government and backed by its full faith and credit, having a maturity of more than 7 years. Interest is paid semi-annually. Treasury bonds are exempt from state and local taxes. These securities have the longest maturity of any bond issued by the U.S. Treasury, from 10 to 30 years. The 30-year bond is also called the "long bond." Denominations range from $1000 to $1 million. Treasury bonds pay interest every 6 months at a fixed coupon rate. These bonds are not callable, but some older Treasury bonds available on the secondary market are callable within five years of the maturity date. also called U.S. Treasury bond or T-bond.
Technically, a Treasury security of 30 years duration, but T-bonds of shorter duration are available in the secondary market. T-bonds are sold in minimum denominations of $1,000.
A marketable, fixed-interest U.S. Government debt security with a maturity over 10 years.