Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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No more paper I Bonds: ‘Saving is for suckers?’

Rather shocking news today: The Treasury Department will halt sales of paper U.S. savings bonds as of January through banks and other financial institutions. This is from a Bloomberg report: The end of paper savings bonds, which were introduced in … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS vs. I Bonds? No contest

If you are looking to invest in the July 21 auction of a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, and you haven’t bought US Savings I Bonds this year, my advice is: Stop right there and read this. I Bonds are the … Continue reading

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