TREASURY BILL Definition

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TREASURY BILL (T-BILL) is a government security that matures in one year or less. They are zero-coupon bonds that are sold at a discount of the par value to create a positive yield to maturity. Treasury bills are considered by many the most risk free investment. Treasury Bills are commonly issued with maturity dates of 91 days, 6 months, or 1 year.

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PREEMPTIVE RIGHT is the right of a current stockholder to maintain the percentage ownership interest in the company by buying new shares on a pro rata basis before they are issued to the public.

TRADING SECURITIES is investment in securities with the intention of selling them in the short term for a profit. These are reported at market value. Unrealized gains or losses on these investments appear in the Net Income for the period.

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