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Want to know:

  • The difference between EE and I Bonds?
  • How auctions work and how to participate?
  • How Treasury products fit into your savings strategy?
  • And more...?

Then you're in the right place. Take a look at the latest additions to the Research Center:

Recent Articles

Using Your Tax Refund for TreasuryDirect

Do you know you can have your tax refund directed to your TreasuryDirect account to use for Treasury security purchases?

Converting Paper Savings Bonds to Electronic Form

You can now convert your paper savings bonds to electronic form.

Purchase Limits

Are you confused about how much you're allowed to purchase in savings bonds or marketable securities each year? It's simple!

Treasury Reintroduces 30-Year Bond

In August of 2005, Treasury announced the reintroduction of the 30-year bond. Treasury will hold its first auction of the bond in five years on February 9, 2006. The last 30-year bond auction took place on August 9, 2001.

Treasury Notes

Treasury notes can be purchased either directly from Treasury or through an intermediary such as a bank or broker. Offered in multiples of $100, notes pay interest every six months at a rate determined when they are auctioned.

Are Your Savings Bonds Still Earning Interest?

If you own savings bonds, you may want to check their issue dates to find out if they're still earning interest. Depending on when you purchased your securities, it may be time to redeem them.

Savings Bonds as Gifts

Did you know U.S. Savings Bonds can be used as a gift for any occasion -- birthdays, weddings, graduations, births, or special holidays? And now, there are two types of savings bonds you can give - electronic (paperless) or paper savings bonds.

Treasury Bills

Treasury bills, like other marketable Treasury securities, are debt obligations of the U.S. Government and are backed by the Government's full faith and credit. A bill is a short-term investment issued for a year or less.

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

The U.S. Treasury has been issuing Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) since 1997. TIPS provide investors with an investment option that protects against the effects of inflation.

Most requested savings bond forms

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