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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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