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 a look ahead at the reopening of CUSIP 912828XL9, creating a 9-year, 8-month TIPS with a coupon rate of 0.375%:
- This TIPS, which trades on the secondary market, is currently trading with a real yield of 0.69%, according to Bloomberg’s Current Yields page. This is down about 7 basis points from where it was last week. It is priced at $97.06 per $100 of value, up from $96.39 last week.
- The Wall Street Journal’s Closing Prices page shows that this TIPS – which matures 2025 Jul 15 – closed today with a real yield of 0.673%.
- The Treasury’s Real Yields Curve page estimates that a full-term 10-year TIPS would have yielded 0.71% at the market close today. A full 10-year TIPS should yield slightly higher than one maturing in 9 years, 8 months.
So the yield trend has been working against investors in the last week. Tomorrow morning, before you make your decision, check that Bloomberg link above and also the price of the TIP ETF. The price rose today to $110.08. If it is rising again tomorrow morning, that will indicate a lower yield at auction.
The 10-year inflation breakeven rate is still sitting at a very low 1.58%, making this TIPS attractive against a traditional Treasury. I suspect there could be fairly strong demand for this TIPS, and that could also lower the yield.
I’ll post the result after the close at 1 p.m. Thursday.