Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tracking inflation and I Bonds: A new data page

I have added a new data page to this site’s top navigation: Tracking Inflation and I Bonds that I will be updating each month when new inflation numbers are released. I have been having a hard time finding this information, so … Continue reading

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I Bond scenarios: Counting down to May 1, 2014

May 1 update: Treasury drops I Bond fixed rate to 0.1% If you haven’t bought US Savings I Bonds up to the limit in 2014, you face an interesting decision: Buy right now, or wait until May 1, when the … Continue reading

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5-year TIPS auctions with a yield of -0.213%

The Treasury just announced that a new 5-year TIPS, CUSIP 912828C99, auctioned with a yield to maturity of -0.213% and a coupon rate of 0.125%. The combination of negative yield and positive coupon rate means that buyers paid an adjusted … Continue reading

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Checking in on today’s 5-year TIPS auction — note earlier bid times

Update: 5-year TIPS auctions with a yield of -0.213% The U.S. Treasury will announce results of its auction of a new 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, CUSIP 912828C99, just after 11:30 a.m. Non-competitive bids have to be placed by 11 a.m., if … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation rose 0.2% in March, what does this mean for I Bonds?

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. This was slightly higher than the expected rate of 0.1%, and resulted in … Continue reading

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Next up: 5-year TIPS auctions April 17, 2014

What was looking like a fairly attractive auction of a new 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security has lost a little of its luster in the last week, but this one is still worth a look. The Treasury announced Thursday it will … Continue reading

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When the Fed begins raising rates, what will happen to TIPS?

Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chair, set off a lot of turmoil in the markets on March 19  by hinting that the federal funds rate – which sets a base for short-term interest rates – could begin rising ‘around six … Continue reading

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