Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thursday’s TIPS auction … a little strange

The Treasury on Thursday auctioned a reissue of a 10-year TIPS and it went off at a higher-than-expected yield of  0.099%, in addition to the inflation adjustment. This was nice news for the new buyers of this TIPS, since it … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS reissue auctions at 0.099%

The U.S. Treasury just posted the result of today’s auction of CUSIP 912828QV5, a 9-year, 8-month TIPS that auctioned at a yield to matury of 0.099%, close to but not quite the lowest rate in the history of 9- or … Continue reading

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Consumer Price Index falls 0.1% in October

Investors in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities and I Bonds have been enjoying decent returns for the last year, thanks to higher-than-expected inflation. But that trend turned in October, with the Consumer Price Index falling 0.1% because of lower prices on gas, … Continue reading

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Next TIPS auction: 10-year reissue auctioning Nov. 17, 2011

The U.S. Treasury has announced that the 10-year TIPS auction set for Nov. 17 will be a reissue of CUSIP 912828QV5, which originally auctioned on July 21 with a coupon rate of 0.625% and a yield to maturity, before the … Continue reading

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New I Bond interest rate: 3.06% through April 30, 2012

The U.S. Treasury today announced the new inflation-adjusted interest rate for I Bonds: 3.06% through April 2012. This was a dip from the 6-month rate of 4.6% for the preceding May 1 to Oct. 31 period. Although 3.06% is a … Continue reading

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