Monthly Archives: January 2016

New 10-year TIPS auctions with a real yield of 0.725%, highest in nearly 5 years

The Treasury’s reporting tools were down at 1 p.m., but reader Ron came through with a link to the auction report. And now the tools are back up! Anyway … A new 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security – CUSIP 912828N71 – … Continue reading

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A TIPS auction closes and the Treasury’s reporting system goes BOOM!

The Treasury closed its auction of a new 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security at 1 p.m. today, but the reporting tools on the TreasuryDirect.gov site are completely down. There is no way to locate any auction announcements, past or present. So … Continue reading

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Checking in on today’s 10-year TIPS auction

The Treasury will be creating CUSIP 912828N71 – a new 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security – at an auction that closes at noon for non-competitive bids and 1 p.m. for competitive bids. Here’s where we stand at 9:45 a.m. Thursday: I … Continue reading

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US inflation fell into deflation in December, down 0.1%; what does this mean for I Bonds and TIPS?

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1% in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months – the year 2015 – the all items index … Continue reading

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Up next: A new 10-year TIPS will auction Jan. 21, 2016

This is CUSIP 912828N71 and you can read the Treasury announcement here. It’s a new 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, and that means the both the yield to maturity (after inflation) and the coupon rate will be set by the auction. … Continue reading

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Buying I Bonds In 2016? One Word Of Advice: Wait!

As an experiment, I wrote this article as an exclusive for the SeekingAlpha.com Website, so I can’t repeat it in full here. But I can say that this is my advice: Don’t buy I Bonds in January. I’d suggest waiting … Continue reading

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Recapping 2015: The year in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities

The ‘bond bubble’ didn’t burst in 2015, but it did fizzle a little. Vanguard’s Total Bond Market ETF (BND) started the year at $82.65 and ended at $80.76, a decline of 2.3%. But when you add in dividends the fund … Continue reading

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