- Another milestone: The yield advantage for EE Savings Bonds has disappeared
- 10-year TIPS reopening auction gets real yield of 1.248%, highest in more than 12 years
- Short-term Treasurys: Even more attractive now.
- This week’s 10-year TIPS reopening auction is worth a serious look
- The TIP ETF just dipped below $110. Is that a buy signal?
- Charts tell the story: The Federal Reserve has room to move (and keep) rates higher
- U.S. inflation rose 0.1% in August: What it means for TIPS, I Bonds and Social Security COLA
- Let’s ‘try’ to clarify how an I Bond’s interest is calculated
- Video: An economist offers a common-sense look at U.S. inflation
- What’s up with those crazy real yields on ultra-short-term TIPS?
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Monthly Archives: May 2011
IShares this month launched two new international bond funds with inflation protection: IShares Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund (GTIP) and iShares International Inflation-Linked Bond Fund (ITIP). Both funds track indexes of government-issued bonds; the main difference is that GTIP includes U.S. … Continue reading
Thursday’s auction of 10-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securites was greeted with tepid demand — the resulting yield was 0.887 percent, higher than the rate that looked likely a week ago. Inflation fears have diminished in the last few days, because … Continue reading
From the announcement press release: The S&P/BGCantor U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Security Index is a broad, comprehensive, market value-weighted index that seeks to measure the performance of the U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) market. You can track the index here, … Continue reading
I bought into FINPX on Dec. 8, 2008, when the price per share was $10.25. I am selling today when the price is $12.16. This is a tax-free account. That is a capital gain of 18.6% over three years, above … Continue reading
Brett Arends of MarketWatch.com wrote an ROI column this week sharply criticizing TIPS and the ‘suckers’ who buy them. Great headline: ‘Holding TIPS will make you poorer.’ Would you buy an investment that was absolutely guaranteed to lose money? No … Continue reading