Monthly Archives: December 2012

Recapping 2012: The year in TIPS

It’s been a sorry year for buy-and-hold investors in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, with yields plummeting to ever-lower all-time records. That means TIPS – like all Treasuries – are very expensive and produce little income. There are currently 35 TIPS issues … Continue reading

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4-year, 4-month TIPS auctions at a record-low -1.496%

Yes, I knew there was a TIPS auction today, and actually thought about it around noon. But then I pretty much erased it from my mind. I mean, who really cares? Who is actually buying this thing? Well, today’s auction … Continue reading

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