Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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