Monthly Archives: January 2012

Federal Reserve: Let’s keep interest rates low until 2014

Because I am a saver, not a borrower, I am not a big fan of our current super-low interest rates, especially in safe investments like Treasuries, money market accounts and bank CDs. So I have been hoping to see some … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS auctions at -0.046%, a record low

The Treasury today announced that its new issue 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, CUSIP 912828SA9, auctioned at a yield to maturity of -0.046%, the lowest rate ever for a 10-year TIPS and the first-ever negative yield for a 10-year TIPS. As … Continue reading

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Reader question: Is there a right time to sell an I Bond?

Good question on I Bonds today from reader Dan: From what I read here and elsewhere, that base rate of 0% holds for the full 30 years and the variable part changes each 6 months. Is it ever the case … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS auction: The announcement

The U.S. Treasury today, as expected, announced its Jan. 19 auction of a new 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security. Here it is if you want to view it (.pdf) But that pdf won’t tell you much. It is a 10-year TIPS, … Continue reading

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Next auction: 10-year TIPS on Jan. 19, 2012

The official announcement will come Jan. 12, but we know the Treasury will auction a new 10-year TIPS, CUSIP 912828SA9, on Thursday, Jan. 19. The question is: Should we consider buying this Treasury Inflation-Protected Security? Normally, for me, a new … Continue reading

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