What is the ten-year treasury bond?
It's the benchmark asset used by investors to understand what rate of return they'll get on on the safest assets, or those assets for which the likelihood of losing invested money is incredibly low.
Okay, let's take a step back. We can talk about this in terms of your childhood piggy bank before we get into assessing investment risk.
When you are a kid, you could take the allowance you earned from your parents and put it in a piggy bank. You're not going to lose that money in the piggy bank, so long as your siblings left it alone.
But you're not going to gain much on it either.
Now to see the full explainer and learn tons more on how this relates to the 10-year treasury bond, watch the video above.
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