Monthly Archives: June 2011

10-year TIPS yield: How low can it go?

There’s a new issue of a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security coming up July 21, so prospective buyers will want to keep up with the likely yield (which is the base interest rate of a TIPS; in addition, the owner’s principal … Continue reading

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PIMCO manager: TIPS will hold value as ‘Goldilocks era’ ends

Mihir Worah, PIMCO portfolio manager, is discussing inflation and TIPS in a new economic outlook titled, ‘Higher Commodity Prices and the End of Economic Growth Without Inflation‘. Worah is manager of the $19.8 billion¬†Pimco Real Return Fund (PRRIX),¬† which has … Continue reading

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Next TIPS auction: 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, July 21, 2011

Update: Yes or no on this 10-year TIPS auction? Buyers of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities used have have to wait months for new auctions, but now they seem to come every month. And in fact … they do … you will … Continue reading

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ITIP ETF: How risky is it?

I have been following the new iShares International Inflation ETF (ITIP) for a few weeks now, looking for a possible opportunity to buy in. I had arbitrarily set a price of $49.50, and it hasn’t hit that price yet. This … Continue reading

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30-year TIPS auctions at just 1.744% … disappointing?

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke saved the U.S. Treasury a lot of money with his speech on Wednesday, saying the economy remains weak and the Fed has no plan for a major stimulus program. The stock market took an immediate dive, … Continue reading

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Fed chairman Bernanke: Inflation is not ‘imminent’

Even though current inflation is running at 3.6% annually, it’s probably true that inflation is going to be held down near-term by a very weak U.S. economy. Here is the Reuters report on the ‘transient’ inflation issue: http://www.reuters.com/resources_v2/flash/video_embed.swf?videoId=216213419 Slower economic … Continue reading

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Making the call: Yes or no on 30-year TIPS reissue of June 23?

Even if you want to accumulate a portfolio of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, there is one big issue when it comes to this 30-year TIPS, Cusip 912810QP6: Is 30 years too long? My philosophy is simple: Buy TIPS at TreasuryDirect.gov (or … Continue reading

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