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Commodities and securities market, transactions are cash based and delivered immediately. Contracts are usually immediately effective.
It’s a debt security i.e. a long term financial obligation or secured loan issued through underwriting or auctions by either the government or corporate organisations.
It is a short-term negotiable bill of exchange used by governments to help finance national borrowing requirements, quoted for purchase/sale in the secondary market on an annual percentage yield to maturity. It is also issued at discount.
- Short-term debt instrument.
- Issued at zero coupon rates i.e. no interest paid during the life cycle of the bill.
- Issued in fixed tenures i.e. 91 days, 182 days and 364 days.
- T-bills qualify as liquid assets for the purpose of liquidity ratio computation.
- Used as collateral securities for repurchase transactions.
- Interest received not subject to tax.
Money Market Deposits
Money market security issued by large banks and corporations mostly used to purchase inventory or as working capital.
Short term discount instrument used in the course of international trade drawn on and accepted by banks which are obliged to pay the face value on maturity.