Monthly Archives: April 2011

5-year TIPS auctions with base yield of negative 0.18%

The results are in for the 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security auctioned April 21, 2011. The CUSIP is 912828QD5. As expected, the 5-year TIPS carries a coupon rate of 0.125%. But because of high demand, bidders are paying $101.75 for $100 … Continue reading

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TIP ETF gets slammed

Glen Bradford is trashing the TIP ETF today on SeekingAlpha.com: Frankly, anyone that thinks buying the iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (AMEX: TIP) is going to protect you from inflation is a joker. If you want to protect yourself from … Continue reading

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Negative base interest rate on 5-year TIPS?

Update: This 5-year TIPS was auctioned April 21 with a base yield of -0.18%. ——————————————————— Although the base rate of the 5-year TIPS being auctioned Thursday (April 21) will be ‘positive’, the resulting yield from the auction will be negative. … Continue reading

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Yes or no on the 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security?

On Thursday, April 21, the Treasury plans to sell $14 billion in five-year inflation-protected securities. The issue date is April 29. The TIPS mature April 15, 2016. Cusip number is 912828QD5. Here is a .pdf with full details of the … Continue reading

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S&P goes negative on Treasuries, and TIPS go … positive?

So Standard & Poors issues a negative outlook on U.S. Treasuries this morning, and the stock market falls into turmoil. The Dow average ended up rallying to close at -1.14% for the day. (In reality, that is a non-event, isn’t … Continue reading

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