Monthly Archives: March 2012

10-year TIPS reissue auctions at -0.089%, an all-time low

The Treasury just posted the results for CUSIP 912828SA9, a 9-year, 10-month reissue. The previous low for any 10-year TIPS issue or reissue was this same CUSIP 912828SA9, first issued on Jan. 19. It went off two months ago at … Continue reading

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Despite Treasury slump, will 10-year TIPS auction at all-time low yield?

It’s been an interesting month for Treasuries – just read the reports, all over the Web, about the end of the Treasury bull market, the coming Treasury bear market, steeply rising interest rates, and on and on. But if you … Continue reading

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TIPS buyers: Beware of the ‘breakeven rate’

Jan. 8, 2015, update: TIPS investors: Why the inflation breakeven rate is your friend A curious thing happened last week. The Treasury market took a hit, with the yield on a traditional 10-year Treasury rising to 2.31%, its highest level since … Continue reading

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Consumer inflation jumps 0.4% in February

This wasn’t a big surprise, with gas prices soaring in the last few weeks. From the Associated Press report: The Labor Department says the consumer price index rose 0.4 percent in February, the largest increase in 10 months. Gas prices … Continue reading

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Coming March 22: Auction to reissue 10-year TIPS

The formal announcement is supposed to come Thursday, but the Treasury has already let it slip that it will auction a reissue of CUSIP 912828SA9 on March 22. This Treasury Inflation-Protected Security was first issued on Jan. 19, with a coupon … Continue reading

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TIPS in the news: More negative views

It seems like Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities are getting a lot of attention in 2012, and a lot of the attention isn’t positive. Then again, we’ve been hearing dire predictions for Treasuries in general for well over a year. But I … Continue reading

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