A treasury bond (also known as a T-Bond) is a long-term, interest-bearing bond issued by the US Treasury.
Treasury bonds are fixed-interest US government debt securities that are issued with maturities greater than ten years—often 30 years. Interest is paid twice annually. Because of the reliability of the US Treasury and, therefore, low risk of the investment, the yields on treasury bonds are typically lower than other bonds. Treasury bonds are exempt from local and state taxes but subject to federal income taxes.
Treasury bonds can be purchased through a broker or through the US government directly. The minimum purchase is US$100, with a maximum of US$5 million. Bonds can be held to maturity or sold before maturity.
The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is Canada's largest and oldest equities trading and capital raising market. The TSX is part of TMX Group, which is a publicly traded company that operates several Canadian markets and clearinghouses for equities, cash, derivatives, fixed income and energy. The TSX dates back to 1852, when it was an association of 12 Canadian businessmen. The exchange was formally founded on 25 October 1861, when 18 stocks could be traded. In 1977 it became the world's first stock exchange to introduce computer-assisted trading. In the late 1990s it became the first exchange to introduce decimal trading…
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