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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