Government Securities Market

Government securities consist of debts issued by the government to finance its borrowings that are issued by the United States Department of the Treasury. The four types of marketable treasury securities include bills, notes, bonds and Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS).

The difference between the four marketable treasury securities lies in their length of maturity. Treasury bills mature anywhere from a few days to 52 weeks and are sold discounted from their face value. Treasury notes are issued for a longer term, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 years and pay interest every six months. Treasury bonds mature for the longest amount of time, 30 years, and also pay interest every six months, while TIPS have principal which adjusts based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). TIPS also pay interest every six months and can be issued to mature in 5, 10 or 30 years.

This collection holds speeches, studies, data and other historical documents relating to the U.S. government securities market.

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Techniques of the Federal Reserve Trading Desk in the 1960's Contrasted with the "Bills Preferably" Period: Staff Study

Techniques of the Federal Reserve Trading Desk in the 1960's Contrasted with the "Bills Preferably" Period: Staff Study


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A study prepared by Robert L. Cooper, Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in conjunction with a joint Treasury-Federal Reserve study of the Government securities market.

OCLC:
3701825

Citation:
Cooper, Robert L., ([year]), Techniques of the Federal Reserve Trading Desk in the 1960's Contrasted with the "Bills Preferably" Period: Staff Study, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 2, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=325

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Date: 1967
Authors: Cooper, Robert L.

Treasury-Federal Reserve Study of the Government Securities Market

Treasury-Federal Reserve Study of the Government Securities Market


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This three part report was prepared by the United States Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve System in a joint inquiry into the functioning of the Government securities market. The intent of the study was to point the way toward improvement in the market's mechanisms and to the prevention of speculative excesses in the market.

Part I of the study, issued in July 1959, summarizes the informal consultations conducted by the Treasury-Federal Reserve study group with individuals associated with or informed about the functioning of the market.
Part II of the study, Factual Review for 1958, is an analytical report on the performance of the Government securities market in 1958, with special reference to the build-up in market speculation prior to midyear and its liquidation during ensuing months of declining securities prices and rising interest rates.
Part III contains suggestions received through informal consultations with market participants and observers, together with the findings from the factual record of last year's market performance, indicated the need for certain supplementary studies of specialized and technical focus.

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FR 1.2:SE 2/

OCLC:
2095594

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and United States. Dept. of the Treasury, ([year]), Treasury-Federal Reserve Study of the Government Securities Market, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 2, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=317

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Availability: 1959 to 1960
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), United States. Dept. of the Treasury

Views of the U.S. Government Securities Dealers: Staff Study

Views of the U.S. Government Securities Dealers: Staff Study


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A study prepared by Normand Bernard, Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in conjunction with a joint Treasury-Federal Reserve study of the Government securities market.

OCLC:
3701772

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Bernard, Normand, ([year]), Views of the U.S. Government Securities Dealers: Staff Study, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 2, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=327

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Date: 1967
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Bernard, Normand

Z.1 Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States

Z.1 Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States


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Publication History:
1996-present: Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States: Flows and Outstandings (Z.1, Quarterly)
1992-1996 Flow of Funds Accounts: Flows and Outstandings (Z.1)
1975-1991 Flow of Funds Accounts, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted (Z.1)
1959-1975 Flow of Funds, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted
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The Board’s first publication of the accounts “Flow of Funds in the United States, 1939-1953”, with annual data, was in 1955. Before 1992, Financial Flows was published quarterly and Outstandings was published annually. Year-end Flow of Funds Accounts: Financial Assets and Liabilities, an integral part of the Z.1 release, was published annually from 1977-1991.

Releases are available on the website of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for 1996 - present.

SUDOC:
FR 1.56:

OCLC:
02623928

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Z.1 Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 2, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=93

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Availability: 1969 to 1996
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)