U.S. Inflation Increased 0.2% In August; What Does This Mean For I Bonds And TIPS?

Summary

  • Headline inflation has increased just 1.1% over the last 12 months.
  • Core inflation, however, was up 0.3% in August and 2.3% over the last 12 months.
  • The I Bond variable interest rate looks likely to get a big bump up on November 1.

Read my full analysis at SeekingAlpha.com

I’ve also updated my I Bonds and Inflation page with the new numbers.

And here are the new October inflation indexes for Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.

 

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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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