The easiest way to buy Treasury Bonds is to use an online brokerage account and buy previously issued bonds in the secondary market. Newly issued treasuries can be purchased at auctions held by the government.
If you live in the US, you can also use TreasuryDirect and take part in Treasury auctions directly. The system is run by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service under the US Treasury Department, a branch of the federal government. The minimum investment is $100.
What else do you need to know about bonds?
Want to learn more before deciding what’s your optimal bond allocation? You might want to check out these other articles to deepen your knowledge.
- What is a bond? (our main article in the bond section)
- What is a bond yield?
- How do bonds work?
- What happens when a bond comes due?