government securities

  

Definition

Bonds, notes, and other debt instruments sold by a government to finance its borrowings. These are generally long-term securities with the highest market ratings.

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  • You can sometimes get a good rate on some government securities that will make them a very good long term investment.

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  • Government securities are terrible performers when compared to more lucrative investments, like those offered by peer to peer lending websites.

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  • The government would actually sell their own government securities and it made me and my friend wonder what exactly that all meant.

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