Monthly Archives: November 2015

10-year TIPS reopening auctions with a real yield of 0.664%

Here’s the announcement from the US Treasury. This was the reopening of CUSIP 912828XL9, creating a 9-year, 8-month TIPS with a coupon rate of 0.375%. The resulting real yield to maturity was 0.664%, just barely beating a couple of 2014 … Continue reading

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Checking in on Thursday’s 10-year TIPS reopening

I’ll be working Thursday (starting at 6 a.m.!) and I won’t be able to post before the auction and I’ll only be able to post the result – minus analysis – after it closes at 1 p.m. Sorry! But here’s … Continue reading

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US inflation rises 0.2% in October

I am at work today so I can only post the facts: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the … Continue reading

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Up next: 10-year TIPS reopens at auction Nov. 19, 2015

The US Treasury just announced that it will reopen CUSIP 912828XL9 at auction on Nov. 19, creating a 9-year, 8-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security. This TIPS, which first auctioned on July 23, carries a coupon rate of 0.375%. It will be … Continue reading

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The TIP ETF just fell below $110. Is that a buy signal?

I am not invested in TIPS mutual funds; my preferred strategy is to buy TIPS at auction and hold them to maturity. But I do follow the TIP ETF to check on the overall trend in TIPS, and I have … Continue reading

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One more thought on EE Bonds; a chart explains it all …

I wrote yesterday about how the lowly Series EE Savings Bond is actually a pretty attractive investment in today’s interest-rate environment, if held for 20 years. I didn’t expect many people to agree with me. So far, everyone seems to … Continue reading

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In defense of the lowly Series EE Savings Bond: Why this investment makes sense

Last week I posted on both the Series I Savings Bond (which I have been buying for years) and the Series EE, which I haven’t bought – or even thought much about – since 1992. But that post on the … Continue reading

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