Advanced English Dialogue for Business – Certificate of accrual on treasury securities

Listen to a Business English Dialogue About Certificate of accrual on treasury securities

Claire: Hi Juan, have you heard of a “certificate of accrual on treasury securities” in finance?

Juan: Yes, Claire. It’s a financial instrument that represents the interest that has accrued on a Treasury security but hasn’t been paid yet.

Claire: Right. So, it’s like a record of the interest that’s accumulating on the Treasury security?

Juan: Exactly. Certificate of accruals are typically issued by financial institutions and can be bought and sold in the secondary market.

Claire: How do investors benefit from holding a certificate of accrual on treasury securities?

Juan: Well, Claire, holding a certificate of accrual allows investors to earn interest on their investment without having to wait until the interest payment date.

Claire: Can investors redeem certificate of accruals for cash?

Juan: Yes, Claire. Investors can redeem certificate of accruals for cash or convert them into the underlying Treasury security when they want to receive the accrued interest.

Claire: Are certificate of accruals considered safe investments?

Juan: Yes, Claire. Since they’re based on Treasury securities, which are backed by the U.S. government, certificate of accruals are generally considered low-risk investments.

Claire: How do investors calculate the amount of interest accrued on a certificate of accrual?

Juan: The amount of interest accrued can be calculated using the coupon rate of the underlying Treasury security and the number of days since the last interest payment.

Claire: Can certificate of accruals be traded on the secondary market?

Juan: Yes, Claire. Certificate of accruals can be bought and sold in the secondary market, allowing investors to capitalize on changes in interest rates or market conditions.

Claire: Thanks for explaining, Juan. I have a better understanding of what a certificate of accrual on treasury securities is now.

Juan: No problem, Claire. If you have any more questions about finance or business, feel free to ask anytime.