What are government bond rates?


Quick Answer

Government bonds, also known as Treasury bonds, are bonds issued by the government, and their interest rates are determined when they are auctioned, according to the TreasuryDirect website. The interest rates are determined by a number of factors, including the type of bond and current interest rates, among other factors.

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What are government bond rates?
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Treasury bonds are issued by the United States government and they mature over a 30-year period, states the TreasuryDirect website. The owners of the bond receive interest payments from the government every 6 months until the end of the 30 years, in which case the bond has matured and the owners receive back the full amount of the bond.

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