Thirty-Year Treasury

DEFINITION of 'Thirty-Year Treasury'

A U.S. Treasury debt obligation that has a maturity of 30 years. The 30-year Treasury is the benchmark U.S. bond and one of the world's most closely watched financial instrument.

BREAKING DOWN 'Thirty-Year Treasury'

The 30-year is the world's most liquid financial asset, as well as the most widely reported bond yield.

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