Monthly Archives: March 2015

Deflation breaks (slightly), as US inflation rises 0.2% in February

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, US inflation was flat – 0.0%. February’s slight increase … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS reopens with a real yield of 0.2%, nearly a 2-year low

The Treasury just announced that its reopening auction of CUSIP 912828H45 auctioned with a real yield (after inflation) to maturity of 0.2%, the lowest yield for an 9- to 10-year TIPS at auction since May 2013. This Treasury Inflation-Protected Security … Continue reading

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Janet Yellen speaks, and …. what just happened to TIPS and Treasurys?

The Treasury market soared across the board Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it would move cautiously in increasing short-term interest rates. The yield on a 10-year nominal Treasury fell to 1.93%, a drop of 13 basis points from Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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Up next: 10-year TIPS will reopen at auction March 19, 2015

The US Treasury announced this morning that it will reopen CUSIP 912828H45, creating a 9-Year 10-Month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security with a coupon rate of 0.250%. This TIPS initially auctioned on Jan. 22 with a real yield (after inflation) to maturity … Continue reading

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TIPS are taking a hit on positive job news

I just noticed that the TIP ETF, which holds a broad range of maturities, is trading at $112.01 today, down 1.1% for the day. The ETF reached $114.14 on Feb. 27, and has since fallen 1.9% in just five trading … Continue reading

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