U.S. inflation was unchanged in July; what does it mean for TIPS and I Bonds?

Summary

  • July inflation came in under the consensus estimate of 0.2%.
  • Gasoline prices fell sharply, breaking a four-month string of increases.
  • Non-seasonally adjusted inflation fell 0.16% for the month, which will lower TIPS principal balances in September.

Read my full analysis on SeekingAlpha.com

Also, I’ve updated my Tracking Inflation and I Bonds page with the new numbers.

And here are new TIPS inflation indexes for September.

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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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