The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Investing/Strategies / Bonds & Fixed Income Investments


Subject:  Re: TreasuryDirect? Date:  5/8/2003  1:20 PM
Author:  Mark0Young Number:  7079 of 36733

It was my (perhaps incorrect) understanding that TreasuryDirect existed for individuals to buy savings bonds as well as marketable Treasuries.

The Treasury Direct web site <> was originally used to by Treasury bills, notes, and bonds, but not Savings Bonds. However, as soon as the Bureau of Public Debt introduced "book entry" (paperless) Series I Savings Bonds ("I-Bonds"), they started using the Treasury Direct web site for that and the service for Treasury Bills, notes and bonds were moved to the "Electronic Services for Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds" site <>.

So, no, the same Treasury Direct web site wasn't used for both Savings Bonds and Treasury bills, notes, and bonds at the same time.

Personally, I think it would have been easier to keep Treasury Direct the way it was and just add a link to to the "book entry" form of Savings Bonds.

The "book entry" (paperless) EE-Bonds were just added recently.

Copyright 1996-2020 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us