Monthly Archives: March 2014

Repost: TreasuryDirect, TIPS and the dreaded 1099-OID

We are nearing the final days of tax season, so I am reposting a blog I wrote back on March 28, 2013, on investing in TIPS in a taxable account. In my case, my portfolio allocation works better that way, … Continue reading

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How can I tell if I am going to pay a premium or discount at a TIPS auction?

In response to reader questions, I have added this to my ‘Q&A about TIPS‘ page on the site. It’s linked in the top navigation. There are two key questions: 1) is this a new TIPS or a reopening? and 2) … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS reopening auctions with yield of 0.659%

In an auction that capped two days of turmoil in the market for Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, the Treasury just announced that CUSIP 912828B25 was reopened with a yield to maturity of 0.659% plus inflation, just under the 0.661% this TIPS … Continue reading

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Pre-auction update: TIPS yields continue to rise

It looks like today’s reopening of CUSIP 912828B25, creating a 9-year, 10-month TIPS, could auction with a yield to maturity above 0.60%, much higher than looked likely just a few days ago. Bloomberg’s Current Rates site is flashing a yield … Continue reading

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TIPS take a nearly 1% hit on Federal Reserve worries

Wednesday was certainly an interesting auction’s eve. On the day before the Treasury is reopening CUSIP 912828B25 – a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security – at auction, the Federal Reserve today issued a statement that certainly said nothing dire … but … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation rose a mild 0.1% in February

U.S. inflation increased 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, continuing a trend of very mild inflation for more than a year. Over the last 12 months, the Consumer Price Index for … Continue reading

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Up next: 10-year TIPS reopening will auction March 20, 2014

Later today, the U.S. Treasury will formally announce it will reopen CUSIP 912828B25, a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, in an auction on Thursday, March 20. This TIPS originally auctioned Jan. 23, 2014, with  a coupon rate of 0.625% and a … Continue reading

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