Monthly Archives: September 2015

10-year TIPS reopening auctions with a real yield of 0.60%

The Treasury jumped the gun – it never does that – and posted results of today’s auction of a 10-year TIPS reopening three minutes early! It’s Friday, folks, and the Treasury people are ready to go home. The reopening auction … Continue reading

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Checking in on today’s 10-year TIPS reopening

Like I always say .. a lot can happen in a week. Or even days. What was shaping up to be a very attractive auction today – creating a 9-year, 10-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security – has turned a bit sour. … Continue reading

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And the Federal Reserve said: ‘No way’

The least surprising news of the week beeped on my telephone as I waited in line to check out at Costco Thursday afternoon. News alert: ‘Fed stands pat on interest rates.’ A better headline would have been: ‘Fed thumbs its … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation drops back to deflation in August, down 0.1%

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.1% in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all-items index rose 0.2%. This wasn’t unexpected, although … Continue reading

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Next up: 10-year TIPS reopens at auction Sept. 18, 2015

I was vacationing in peaceful Wisconsin last week and the Treasury’s awfully early and rather strange auction announcement slipped right past me. These usually come around the 15th of the month, but not this time. No, the Treasury wants to … Continue reading

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