The investment is risk free and beats inflation over the long-term. Maturity value and interest rates are linked to Consumer Price Index (CPI). The interest payments and the bond’s face value are protected against inflation.
Thus you get a real rate of return guaranteed by the government.
If you want to learn more check out these resources:
- Treasury Bills: A Smart Bet for Conservative Investors
- Treasury is Selling Mortgage Securities. Time to Buy?
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