Monthly Archives: October 2012

Vanguard’s new short-term TIPS funds: Better than cash?

Read my Nov. 14, 2013, update on this post Vanguard this month launched a family of mutual funds investing in short-term Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. While investors could duplicate this strategy by simply buying and holding 5-year TIPS to maturity (at … Continue reading

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30-year TIPS reissue auctions at record-low 0.479%

The Treasury just announced that the $7 billion reissue of CUSIP 912810QV3 — creating a 29-year, 4-month TIPS — auctioned with a yield to maturity of 0.479%, a record low for any 30-year issue or reissue. (The principal balance of … Continue reading

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