Monthly Archives: October 2015

Buying EE Savings Bonds in 2015? Do it RIGHT NOW.

As I noted in my previous post, I’m going to be buying my 2015 allocation of I Bonds next week, even if the fixed rate rate remains at 0.0%. But if I were considering buying EE Bonds, I would do … Continue reading

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Will the Treasury raise the I Bond fixed rate on Nov. 2?

I Bond investors are going to be getting back in the game on Nov. 2, after suffering through six months of 0.0% returns, which effectively cut off all I Bond sales from May to October 2015. Only a sucker would … Continue reading

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30-year TIPS reopening auctions with a yield of 1.20%

Sorry for the delay — it’s been quite the day. Meeting after meeting, all afternoon. And so, what happened at the 1 p.m. close of today’s TIPS auction? CUSIP 912810RL4 auctioned with a real yield (after inflation) to maturity of … Continue reading

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Checking in on Thursday’s 30-year TIPS reopening

I’ll be working tomorrow morning – I usually have Thursdays off – so I won’t be able to post an update then. After the auction closes, I’ll post the result, but I won’t be able to post much commentary. We’re … Continue reading

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New I Bond variable rate will rise to 1.54% on Nov. 1, 2015

The September inflation numbers are in, and this is a big number for I Bond investors. The number closes out the March to September period the Treasury uses to set the variable (inflation-adjusted) rate on I Bonds on Nov. 1. … Continue reading

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Up next: 30-year TIPS reopens at auction Oct. 22, 2015

The Treasury will announce this tomorrow at 10 a.m., but we all know this will be the reopening of CUSIP 912810RL4, creating a 29-year, 4-month Treasury Inflation Protected Security. Because it has a established coupon rate of 0.75%, it is … Continue reading

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