The U.S. government issues several different kinds of bonds through the Bureau of the Public Debt, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Treasury debt securities are classified according to their maturities:
• Treasury bills have maturities of 1 year or less.
• Treasury notes have maturities of 2 to 10 years.
• Treasury bonds have maturities greater than 10 years.
Since there are more equity traders in the investment world than there are forex traders, this investment area may attract more participants. If the equity markets are forecast to generate normal to even subnormal returns based on a historical standard for 2006 and beyond, then the appetite for making money may attract the individual investor to trade in the Treasury and forex markets.
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