Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reader asks: Won’t rising inflation make TIPS more valuable?

Reader LDD posted a lot of great questions about TIPS, so I will share them and attempt to provide some answers: I am new to TIPS. I have only owned some for no more than a few months in my … Continue reading

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Reissue of 30-year TIPS auctions at record-low 0.999%

The U.S Treasury has announced the results of its reissue of a 30-year  Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, CUSIP 912810QP6, which drew a yield-to-maturity of 0.999%. In addition, the principal of this TIPS increases with the rate of inflation until maturity. That … Continue reading

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A rational look at TIPS: Are they overpriced? A poor investment?

Scott Grannis, a SeekingAlpha.com blogger who calls himself Calafia Beach Pundit, has written a crystal-clear, totally rational look at Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities titled ‘TIPS Update: Betting On A Stuck Economy.’ Grannis, an economist, came up with this wonderful chart showing the … Continue reading

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Next up: Reissue of a 30-year TIPS on Oct. 20, 2011

The U.S. Treasury will auction a reissue of a 30-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, CUSIP 912810QP6, on Oct. 20. Although the announcement was to come next week, it is already posted in the official list of upcoming auctions. Reissues are always … Continue reading

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