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Black,

What you're remembering about Treasury Direct's selling rules is correct, but also kind of irrelevant, given that Schwab or Fidelity will buy those same bonds for you, commish-free, and let you get out of them commish-free as well.

I like Treasury Direct, and their website is easy to deal with. But I can't think of any advantages of holding the bills/notes/bonds within Treasury Direct, as opposed to holding them within a margin account where they can be used to increase one's effective purchasing power if leverage is ever needed/wanted.

https://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/research/indepth/tbonds...
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