Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Treasury bonds for $100

Government lowers the minimum price to buy Treasury bonds to $100 from $1,000 in a move to make securities more available to average investors.

EMAIL  |   PRINT  |   SHARE  |   RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The Treasury Department said Friday it plans to lower the minimum investment amount for government bonds in an effort to make them more affordable for average investors.

Beginning April 7, people will be able to buy as little as $100 in Treasury marketable bills, notes, bonds and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). Investors will also be able to purchase these securities in increments of $100.

The minimum amount and increment purchase size for Treasurys has been $1,000 since August 1998.

"The new, lower minimum Treasury amount will put marketable securities within reach of more savers and investors in the United States and around the world," said Anthony Ryan, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets.

Treasury securities can be purchased directly from the Treasury by creating a TreasuryDirect account online at treasurydirect.gov or a Legacy Treasury Direct account.

Securities can also be obtained on either a competitive or non-competitive basis through bond brokers and dealers.  To top of page

Features
They're hiring!These Fortune 100 employers have at least 350 openings each. What are they looking for in a new hire? More
If the Fortune 500 were a country...It would be the world's second-biggest economy. See how big companies' sales stack up against GDP over the past decade. More
Sponsored By:
11 tasty treats to bring back from a business trip Nothing is as crowd-pleasing or pragmatic as edible souvenirs. We've found foodie gifts that are both delicious and distinguished in 11 popular business destinations. More
15 women who founded $1 billion startups Meet 15 women behind some of the world's hottest startups. More
Here are 27 ads Russian trolls bought on Facebook and Instagram The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday released some of the ads a Russian troll farm purchased on Facebook and Instagram during and after the U.S. presidential election. More

Sponsors