Monthly Archives: November 2014

10-year TIPS reopening auctions with a yield of 0.497%

The Treasury just announced that its reopening of CUSIP 912828WU0, creating a 9-year, 8-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, auctioned with a yield to maturity of 0.497% (plus inflation). Because this TIPS carries a coupon rate of 0.125% – set at the … Continue reading

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Checking in on today’s 10-year TIPS reopening

The Treasury today is reopening CUSIP 912828WU0 at auction, creating a 9-year, 8-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security with a coupon rate of 0.125%. Here’s where this auction stands at 10:15 a.m.: Bloomberg’s Current Yields page shows this TIPS trading on the … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation was unchanged in October

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, inflation increased 1.7%. This was slightly ‘higher’ than the … Continue reading

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Next up: 10-year TIPS will reopen at auction Nov. 20, 2014

The Treasury later today will announce it is reopening CUSIP 912828WU0 at auction Nov. 20, creating a 9-year, 8-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security with a coupon rate of 0.125%. Update: Here’s the announcement. This TIPS has a history: It was first … Continue reading

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I don’t like this new I Bond interest rate, should I sell and invest elsewhere?

May 1, 2015, update: Series I Savings Bonds to pay 0.0% interest; EE Bonds bump up to¬†0.3% The Treasury announced this week that it is dropping the fixed rate on Series I Savings Bonds to 0.0% for new bonds sold … Continue reading

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Treasury drops Series I Savings Bond fixed rate to 0.0%

The US Treasury just announced that is it lowering the fixed rate paid on Series I Savings Bonds to 0.0% for bonds purchased from Nov. 1, 2014, to April 30, 2015. It also announced that the new variable (inflation-adjusted) rate … Continue reading

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