Flashcards in Chapter 10 Deck (38)
T-Bills are issued in maturities of: ____ week, ____ week, ____ week, and ____ week
T-Bills are issued in maturities of: 4 week, 13 week, 26 week, and 52 week
The minimum face value of a T-Bill, T-Note or T-Bond is $______.
True or False: T-Bills are quoted on a dollar basis.
False. T-Bills are quoted on a discount yield basis.
The following would be a quote for what security? Bid 4.26 Asked 4.22
What is the maturity range of a T-Note?
2 to 10 years
What is the maturity range of a T-Bond?
more than 10 years
Corporate and municipal bonds are quoted in 8ths, while T-Notes and T-Bonds are quoted in ______.
Though subject to federal tax, interest on Treasuries is exempt from ________ and ________ tax.
state and local tax
Interest on Federal Farm Credit system and FHLB securities is subject to which taxes?
Federal only, and exempt from state and local
True or False: Interest paid on GNMA, FNMA, FHLMC, and SLMA agency bonds is fully taxable to investors.
True,taxed at federal, state and local levels
What does ownership of a GNMA pass-through certificate represent?
An undivided interest in a pool of residential mortgages
How often do GNMA pass-throughs make payments?
Each payment from GNMA will represent both ____________ and ____________.
Principal and Interest
______ is the mortgage-backed agency that is fully backed by the U.S. Government.
What risk is primarily associated with mortgage-backed securities?
Prepayment risk. Mortgages get pre-paid through selling or re-financing, don't collect all of the interest
Is a CMO considered a derivative?
With CMOs, the term ____________ represents separate bond classes.
Which tranche has the most predictable cash flow and maturity?
The PAC (Planned Amortization Class) tranche
Which tranche has the most unpredictable cash flow and maturity?
The support or companion tranche
The tranche that is the last to receive cash flow is the ____________.
What are T-STRIPS?
Any T-Note/T-Bond where a BD has stripped the interest and principal payments to sell separately as zero-coupons
Since T-STRIPS are sold at a discount and mature at par, what must be done to their basis each year?
The discount must be accreted each year
What are TIPS?
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities
The principal value of TIPS may be adjusted based on changes to the __________________________.
CPI - Consumer Price Index
True or False: The interest rate on TIPS is fixed, but the principal may be adjusted.
What system is used for the issuance of Treasury securities?
At a Treasury auction, __________________ bids are awarded first.
True or False: The settlement date for T-Bills purchased at the auction is the next business day.
False. Settlement at auction is the Thursday following the auction. Next business day is for secondary market trading.
_______________ following the trade date is settlement for trades of U.S. Government securities or option contracts.
T+1 (1 business day)
How is interest on Treasuries treated for tax purposes?
Subject to federal tax, exempt at state and local level
Interest paid on bonds issued by U.S. territories or possessions is ___________________.
What is a major advantage to investing in a bond issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico?
No federal, state, or local tax
What price do non-competitive bidders agree to pay at a Treasury auction?
The lowest price (highest yield) of the accepted competitive bids
A competitive bid placed at a Treasury auction will indicate both ___________ and _________.
quantity and price
When must retail communication concerning CMOs be filed with FINRA?
within 10 business days of first use
Name two requirements that must be followed with CMO-related retail communication.
CMOs may not be compared to other investments (like CDs), and educational material must be offered
Which security has no connection to CMOs - GNMA, FNMA, FHLMC or SLMA?
Student Loan Marketing Association (SLMA) - GNMA, FNMA, and FHLMC are associated.