- Another milestone: The yield advantage for EE Savings Bonds has disappeared
- 10-year TIPS reopening auction gets real yield of 1.248%, highest in more than 12 years
- Short-term Treasurys: Even more attractive now.
- This week’s 10-year TIPS reopening auction is worth a serious look
- The TIP ETF just dipped below $110. Is that a buy signal?
- Charts tell the story: The Federal Reserve has room to move (and keep) rates higher
- U.S. inflation rose 0.1% in August: What it means for TIPS, I Bonds and Social Security COLA
- Let’s ‘try’ to clarify how an I Bond’s interest is calculated
- Video: An economist offers a common-sense look at U.S. inflation
- What’s up with those crazy real yields on ultra-short-term TIPS?
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Monthly Archives: June 2012
The Federal Reserve announced June 20 that it will extend its program of selling short-term Treasuries and buying long-term Treasuries, effectively extending ‘Operation Twist’ beyond its scheduled expiration at the end of this month. From the McClatchy Newspapers report: Because … Continue reading
The Treasury today auctioned a 29-year, 8-month reissue of CUSIP 912810QV3, resulting in a yield to maturity of 0.520%. That’s a record-low yield for an 30-year TIPS issue or reissue; the previous low was 0.77%, for this same TIPS when … Continue reading
‘Headline’ inflation – the measure that determines the inflation adjustment to principal for TIPS – took a dive in May, falling 0.3%, pulled down by a plunge in gas prices. It was the biggest drop since December 2008 – the … Continue reading
The Treasury announced today that, as expected, it will auction on June 21 a reissue of the 30-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, CUSIP 912810QV3. The result will be a 29-year, 8-month maturity. Here is the fact sheet, which points out that … Continue reading