Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.
Treasury securities with original maturities of between 2 and 10 years. Currently the Treasury issues T-Notes only with maturities of 2, 3, 5 and 7 years. Why not for 6 or 8 years? Who knows; the Treasury feels that's on a need-to-know basis but it seems that nobody is on that list.