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d. Have there been any significant changes in the use by banks of securities and municipals over the past ten years?
2. One of the more interesting sites on the World Wide Web is the Bureau of the Public Debt in the U.S. Treasury Department at publicdebt.treas.gov and the related site known as Treasury Direct at treasurydirect.gov . These sites contain a great deal of information about U.S. Treasury activities in the money and capital markets, about changes in the public debt of the United States, and about the government’s revenue and expense budget. Using these two popular Web sites, research the following questions: a. What types of securities does the Treasury make available to investors? (Make a list.)
Chapter 18 - Federal, State, and Local Governments Operating in the Financial Markets Treasury notes are government securities that are issued with maturities of 2, 5, and 10 years and pay interest every six months. Treasury discontinued 3-year notes . Treasury Bonds : Treasury resumed selling 30 year bonds in February 2006. Treasury bonds pay interest every six months. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) are marketable securities whose principal is adjusted by changes in the Consumer Price Index. I Savings Bonds are low-risk savings products that earn interest while protecting you from inflation. Sold at face value. EE/E Savings Bonds are secure savings products that pay interest based on current market rates for up to 30 years. Electronic EE Savings Bonds are sold at face value in Treasury Direct. Paper EE Savings Bonds are sold at 1/2 face value. b. In the latest Treasury auction, what was the volume of securities traded and what were their prices and yields?

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