On SeekingAlpha.com: Inflation protection is getting more expensive – is it worth it?

I wrote this as a SeekingAlpha.com exclusive … Why? It’s not a mystery. They pay me.

Here’s a summary:

  • In 2016, TIPS yields have fallen much more sharply than the overall Treasury market.
  • The five-year TIPS yield has fallen into a negative number, again.
  • While TIPS remain inexpensive versus Treasurys, the yields today aren’t appealing.

Why is this happening? Jump over to SeekingAlpha.com to read my analysis:

Inflation Protection Is Getting More Expensive – Is It Worth It?

By the way, I’ll be posting tomorrow – also at SeekingAlpha – on the March inflation report, which will be very important for I Bond holders and potential buyers. It could result in a negative variable rate for I Bonds, reducing the composite interest to 0.0% for most I Bonds issued since 2008.

And I will updating my Tracking Inflation and I Bonds page on this site.

I will also advance next Thursday’s auction of a new 5-year TIPS.

Busy day!


About Tipswatch

Author of Tipswatch.com blog, David Enna is a long-time journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. A past winner of two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, he has written on real estate and home finance, and was a founding editor of The Charlotte Observer's website.
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1 Response to On SeekingAlpha.com: Inflation protection is getting more expensive – is it worth it?

  1. Silver_Stacker says:

    Be interested to see what you report tomorrow for I Bonds.

    I’d like to buy some if the reset is any good, but you seem pretty pessimistic.

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