The Direct Route to Treasuries
OPEN AN ACCOUNT
Call your local Federal Reserve branch or visit www.publicdebt.treas.gov.
DEVISE A STRATEGY
Let's say you have 60% in stocks and 40% in bonds. Consider putting a quarter of the fixed-income part into Treasuries. Put a little more into two-year notes than 30-year bonds.
PAY FOR THE BONDS
After you place your order, your tender will be processed in the next auction. The government will deduct the price of the securities from a designated bank account.
DATA: BUSINESS WEEK; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE PUBLIC DEBT; LOOMIS, SAYLES & CO.; AMERICAN CENTURY
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Updated Nov. 19, 1998 by bwwebmaster
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