Monthly Archives: December 2011

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities: 2011 in review

It’s certainly been an ‘interesting’ year for TIPS, with yields at somewhat attractive levels through the first half of the year and then plummeting to record lows in the second half. Here’s a look at the month-by-month auctions in 2011. … Continue reading

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Last pitch for buying I Bonds in 2011

The Treasury will auction a 5-year TIPS on Dec. 15, probably a reissue of CUSIP 912828QD5 that currently carries a yield-to-maturity of -0.980%. Yes, that is a negative, and it means buyers of this TIPS are willing to accept a … Continue reading

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