treasury note


: a U.S. government bond usually with a maturity of not less than one year or more than seven years
: a currency note issued by the U.S. Treasury in payment for silver bullion purchased under the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890

Examples of treasury note in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Typical conventional investments are stocks, mutual funds, etfs, municipal and corporate bonds, and treasury notes. Aaron W. Clarke, Cfp, Aif, Forbes, 16 July 2023 The rate hikes tend to drive up the rate of the 10-year treasury note, a close proxy for mortgage costs. Stefanos Chen, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2022 Interest rates barely budged, with the yield on the 10-year U.S. treasury note finishing the week at 2.85%, up lest than one-third of a percentage point from last Friday. John Dobosz, Forbes, 15 Aug. 2022 Yield differentials between the 30-year current coupon MBS, and the 10-year treasury note have widened by over 100 basis points over the year, and ended the quarter at a spread of 140 basis points. Moneyshow, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 Other highlights include displays from the U.S. Treasury Department that feature a $100,000 bill, $500 million treasury notes, and other high denomination currencies. Christen A. Johnson,, 12 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of treasury note was in 1890

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“Treasury note.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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Treasury note

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