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Or does it matter? Just curious. I'm a beginning investor, so for the fixed income portion, CD's fill the need.

CD's behave like bonds in that they carry a fixed rate (can be considered coupon) for a fixed amt of time. However, their total return is only yield, there is no capital appreciation.

Also, at what point (dollar amt) does one consider buying individual bonds? T-Bills and Notes?

I do not see any advantage of T-Bills and Notes over CD's. Especially CD's available at my credit union that pay way more than Treasuries.

Can you resell Treasuries if you keep them in book form with treasurydirect?

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