Monthly Archives: July 2011

Amid crisis, TIP ETF hits an all-time high

While a close-to-the-brink financial and political crisis rages, the TIP ETF today hit an all-time high, reaching $113.55 in midday trading, up about 0.6% from the previous day’s close. This is impressive, when you consider: The financial crisis, in theory, … Continue reading

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Despite threat of default, TIPS are holding up well

With a threat of default looming over U.S. Treasuries in just a few days, you might think that Treasuries would be swooning. Amazingly, they aren’t. Either investors don’t believe the threat of default is real, or they just don’t care. … Continue reading

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An incredible site for TIPS data …

Bob Hinkley is known as ‘#cruncher’ on the Bogleheads forums, and rightly so. He has created and updates an incredible site with a massive amount of useful data guiding us through the history of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Here’s a glimpse … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS auctions at a surprising 0.639%

Today’s 10-year auction of a new-issue Treasury Inflation-Protected Security was met with tepid demand, resulting in a surprising coupon rate of 0.625% and a real yield to maturity of 0.639%. Just two days ago, the market rate for a 10-year … Continue reading

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Yes or no on the 10-year TIPS auction of July 21?

The U.S. Treasury, at 1 p.m. Thursday, will auction $13 billion in a new-issue 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, Cusip 912820YP6. Buy it: Yes or no? I say no. Here is Tuesday’s quote for the 10-year TIPS that will mature in … Continue reading

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Auction coming July 21: 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security

Update: Yes or no on this 10-year TIPS auction? The U.S. Treasury announced today that it will auction $13 billion in a new-issue 10-year TIPS, Cusip 912820YP6. The Treasury announcement does not say what the ‘coupon rate’ will be on … Continue reading

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Would U.S. default create a ‘perfect storm’ for TIPS?

Update: How are TIPS holding up through this debt crisis? Update 18 months later: The TIPS earthquake: When did it happen, and why? Two years ago, Richard Ferri laid out the worst-case scenario for Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities in an article titled, … Continue reading

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