Monthly Archives: September 2014

Chart of the day: Stocks versus TIPS over the last month

Back on Sept. 4 I posted ‘Why TIPS aren’t a good buy right now: A story in charts‘, in which tried to explain why the TIPS market looked a little out-of-whack, with TIPS yields dropping too low (and TIPS prices rising … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS reopening auctions with a yield of 0.610%

The Treasury just posted results of today’s reopening of CUSIP 912828WU0, which went off with a yield to maturity of 0.610%, plus inflation. Just before the auction closed, Reuters’ survey of primary dealers predicted a yield of 0.577%. Because this … Continue reading

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Quick check-in on today’s 10-year TIPS reopening

The TIPS market is looking fairly sedate this morning, so we should be able to get a pretty good idea of how today’s reopening of CUSIP 912828WU0 will go. This will be a 9-year, 10-month TIPS with a coupon rate … Continue reading

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What exactly did the Federal Reserve say Wednesday to spook the bond market?

While we’re waiting for more data on today’s 10-year TIPS reopening, I thought I’d take a look at the minutes statement issued Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. It came on the same day as a weak inflation report, causing double … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation fell 0.2% in August, what does it mean for TIPS and I Bonds?

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.2% in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, inflation has increased 1.7%. This was the first decline … Continue reading

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