If you haven’t heard already, the Hedgehog app is available on Google Play and the App Store. The current list of Stacks to choose from, supporting currencies representing more than 85% of the crypto market cap, include:
- Total Crypto
- Layer One
- ETH Network
- Yield Farming
This week, we will be exploring Treasury Bills (T-Bills), a widely recognized and trusted investment instrument issued by the government. Known for their safety, liquidity, and reliable returns, T-Bills are a common allocation of many investors' portfolios. So here we go, let's dive into the universe of T-Bills and answer why they are considered a safe haven investment.
Treasury Bills, or T-Bills, are short-term debt securities issued by governments to finance their operations or meet short-term funding needs. In the United States, T-Bills are issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. These securities are typically sold at a discount from their face value and mature in less than one year.
T-Bills are widely regarded as one of the safest investments available. They are backed by the full faith and credit of the government, making them virtually risk-free, or at least risk-free in the sense that if the U.S. government isn't paying you back, you have much bigger risks to worry about. The U.S. government has a long-standing history of meeting its debt obligations, providing investors with a high level of confidence in the repayment of T-Bills.
Although the interest rates on T-Bills may vary depending on market conditions, they are generally considered low-risk, low-yield investments. The yield on T-Bills is determined through competitive bidding at Treasury auctions, with investors willing to accept the lowest yields being awarded the securities.
T-Bills are highly liquid investments. They can be easily bought and sold in the secondary market, providing investors with the flexibility to access their funds when needed. This liquidity makes T-Bills an attractive option for investors who require short-term cash management or have specific financial obligations to meet.
One of the key features of T-Bills is their short maturity period. They are typically issued in three-month, six-month, and one-year terms, allowing investors to choose the maturity that aligns with their investment horizon. The short duration of T-Bills helps mitigate interest rate risk, as their prices are less sensitive to changes in interest rates compared to longer-term bonds. This short duration could have helped out Silicon Valley Bank, Silvergate, and Signature when their longer-term bonds lost value as the government hiked rates on new issues. We did an in-depth explanation of how these banks collapsed on our YouTube channel.
As with any investment decision, it's important to carefully assess your financial goals, risk tolerance, and consult with a financial advisor. Treasury Bills can be a useful addition to your investment portfolio, providing a solid foundation of security and liquidity.
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