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Government Securities & Bonds

A bond issued by a government authority, with a promise of repayment upon maturity. A low-risk investment backed by the taxing power of the government.

  • Guaranteed payments

    Feel financially secure with promised repayment.
  • Low-risk option

    Confidently invest in a government-backed option.
  • Flexible diversification

    Choose how and where you want to invest.

What are Government Securities?

US government securities are bonds issued by the government and repaid upon the maturity date.

Securities such as treasury bills, savings bonds, and notes also offer a periodic coupon or interest payments throughout the term.

Because the taxing power of the government is so strong, government securities are typically considered low-risk investments because the securities are backed by the credit of the US government. These securities are issued throughout the Treasury Department to institutional investors.

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A popular option for investors is to hold government bonds through mutual funds, which help investors diversify their portfolios without having to invest as much money.

How To Buy Government Securities

Investors are encouraged to do adequate research or contact a broker/financial advisor, attorney or CPA to determine if government securities are an appropriate investment.

Once you have determined that a government security is suitable for you, it can be purchased with your Self-Directed IRA or other retirement accounts at Mainstar Trust. Click below to find out how to invest in Government Securities with a Mainstar Trust account.