Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bill Gross on his bet against Treasuries: ‘Cry in your beer’

I will admit up front that I admire and respect Bill Gross, and that didn’t change with his recent, widely publicized interview with the Financial Times, although a lot of people are using this as an opportunity to dump on … Continue reading

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Bond bubble? Jeremy Siegel takes a shot at TIPS

Jeremy Siegel, author of ‘Stocks for the Long Run’ and co-author Jeremy Schwartz took some punches at Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities today in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. They contend that Treasuries – including TIPS -are in a … Continue reading

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5-year TIPS auctions at negative 0.825%

The Treasury has posted the auction results for today’s reissue of a 5-year TIPS. This yield to maturity of -0.825% was right in line with what most experts were predicting. The 4-year, 8-month issue will mature on April 15, 2016. … Continue reading

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Stocks are plummeting: Interesting day for a TIPS auction

Update: This 5-year TIPS reissue auctioned at negative 0.825%. Stocks looking punk. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 430+ points this morning, on the day that the Treasury is auctioning a reissue of a 5-year TIPS, CUSIP 912828QD5. That … Continue reading

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Coming Thursday, Aug. 18: Reissue of a 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security

We knew this was coming, of course, and today we got the official announcement by the U.S. Treasury. On Thursday, the Treasury will auction a reissue of CUSIP 912828QD5, which was originally issued onĀ April 15, 2011 and matures on April … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal: Good analysis of pluses, minuses of TIPS

Min Zeng wrote a good analysis last week on the rising asset values of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities — at the same time inflation risk seems to be lessening. As Zeng points out, economic turmoil often leads to higher base yields … Continue reading

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Buy I Bonds? Heck yes, buy I Bonds!

Excellent timing on a question today from reader Slizzle: With TIPS yields getting more and more negative, the rates on I-bonds are looking more and more superior every day (since they do not drop below zero). Is anyone else speculating … Continue reading

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