Monthly Archives: September 2013

Where do we stand now with TIPS?

Amid months of turmoil in the bond market, and a lot of scary talk about bonds from investment advisers, yields on Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities have actually declined slightly over the last three months. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Take a … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS reissue auctions at 0.5%

The U.S. Treasury just posted the result of today’s auction of CUSIP 912828VM9, a 9-year, 10-month reissue of a TIPS first auctioned on July 18, 2013.  It auctioned with a yield to maturity of 0.5% (plus inflation), the highest yield … Continue reading

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Today’s 10-year TIPS auction: We’ve been Bernanked, again

What looked to be a very promising TIPS auction – possibly the most attractive in three years – dimmed considerably Wednesday when the Federal Reserve decided to hold off on tapering its bond-buying economic stimulus program. The result: Both the … Continue reading

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TIPS yields fall sharply as Federal Reserve delays tapering of economic stimulus

The Federal Reserve blinked today and delayed any move to cut back on its bond-buying stimulus. The immediate reaction in the TIPS market was a plunge in yield. This development puts in turmoil the likely yield for Thursday’s auction of … Continue reading

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Catching up on TIPS (after two weeks in Canada)

I’ve been away on vacation in Nova Scotia the last two weeks, away from a computer and (usually) far from e-mail or business news. So we have some catching up to do … plus there is a 10-year TIPS reissue … Continue reading

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