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About Government/Agency Bonds

How Can I Buy TIPS?

Treasuries can be bought and sold through an investment professional, a commercial bank or an online broker. Some individuals prefer to buy new issues directly from the government at auction through its TreasuryDirectsm program.

You can sell a Treasury held in a TreasuryDirect account, through a Treasury program called Sell Direct®.

For more information on TreasuryDirect, visit the Bureau of Public Debt’s Web site.

TIPS are available for purchase as individual securities and in mutual funds. Ten-year TIIS notes can be purchased in minimum denominations of $1,000 and multiples of thereof.


All information and opinions contained in this publication were produced by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association from our membership and other sources believed by the Association to be accurate and reliable. By providing this general information, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association makes neither a recommendation as to the appropriateness of investing in fixed-income securities nor is it providing any specific investment advice for any particular investor. Due to rapidly changing market conditions and the complexity of investment decisions, supplemental information and sources may be required to make informed investment decisions.