Through network membership at The Joker Brokers, we have been asked about the treasury strip program. This is nothing more than people trying to present a fake program and if you look at the facts closely you will see why this is a fake program.
Treasury strips are regulated instruments by the government. You can go to the Wall Street Journal and look at the market price of Treasury Strips or commonly called T-strips. They are offered at a very low discount because they have been stripped of their principal, hence the name T-"strip." This is the end of the year 2010 and the 2010 issue will mature in 2040 or, in short, they are a long term bond, a safe investment and they do have tax advantages. If you buy a T-strip you will buy them at a super discount and they will mature as times goes by. What you are doing is taking your money out of circulation by buying the bond and giving the government a loan until you redeem it at face value or sell it at market price. They have auctions to buy the securities a few times each year.
Where did the "so-called" T-strip program come from? This is another program made up by brokers to make themselves sound important. For illustrative purposes, lets say someone bought a T-strip at 30. How are they going to trade them up in value, or buy them low to resell them high to make a good return? They can't. T-strips will only go up in price with time. It is literally impossible to buy a T-strip at 30, a real one, and turn around and resell it at 40.
Then we are posed with this! The "so-called" traders are buying them at a discount below 20. The only time you can buy a T-strip below 20 is when the market bears the price. If the market says, in the Wall Street Journal, (WSJ), they are trading at 29, then you are not going to buy them at 20. This is another market dreamed up by brokers which are in non-banking reality.
In conclusion, you will never hear of anyone making any money on these fictitious programs or discounted T-strips below market price. What anyone is really attempting to do is steal your contacts or even worse, commit fraud and take money. We recommend to "not" entertain any "so-called" program where they promote generating high returns with Treasury Strips.