Bonds and yields – additional information
The bond yield indicates the level of return that the investor can expect from a given type of bond. The government of Italy, for instance, offered the investors 2.96 percent yield on ten-year government bonds for borrowing their money in May 2022.
In the United States, government needs are also financed by selling various debt instruments such as Treasury bills, notes, bonds and savings bonds to investors. The largest holders of U.S. debt are Federal Reserve and Government accounts in the United States. The major foreign holders of the United States treasury securities are Japan, Mainland China, and the United Kingdom.