Monthly Archives: March 2016

10-year TIPS reopening auctions with a yield of 0.315%

A 10-year TIPS reopened today at auction with a yield to maturity of 0.315%, 41 basis points below the yield of this TIPS at the creation auction – just two months ago on Jan. 21. This is CUSIP 912828N71, a … Continue reading

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Checking in on today’s 10-year TIPS reopening

I could say it’s been a weird week for Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, but honestly, every week is a weird week for TIPS. The Treasury today will reopen CUSIP 912828N71, a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security that first auctioned on Jan. 21 … Continue reading

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February inflation report: Looks like deflation, acts like inflation

The official inflation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that inflation fell 0.2% in February, but that decline was determined by a whopping 13% drop in gasoline prices, which began rising in March. Every other price category showed … Continue reading

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10 year TIPS reopening will auction March 17

This is CUSIP 912828N71, a reopening of a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security that first auctioned on Jan. 21 with a coupon rate of 0.625% and a real yield (after inflation) to maturity of 0.725%. Right now, this TIPS is trading … Continue reading

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Holding older I Bonds? Don’t let deflation scare you into selling

Did you realize that older I Bonds, issued before May 2008, are worth a lot more than what the Treasury will pay you if you cash them in before maturity? There’s no secondary market, but the fact is: These are … Continue reading

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