Bills Apoppin'

Treasury securities are all the rage among small investors

The crowds that filled the lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago last week were looking for more than a chance to admire the ornate ceiling and marble columns. They came to cash in on one of this year's hottest financial plays: U.S. Treasury securities. Enticed by a surge in interest rates and put off by the stock market, individuals have turned the once staid investment into a popular favorite. Small investors bought three-month and six-month T- bills at the record pace of $2.5 billion a week during the first quarter of 1989, compared with $2 billion a year ago....

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