Monthly Archives: October 2016

‘I Bond’ Countdown: Buy Before The November 1 Rate Reset, Or Wait?

Summary Buy now? You guarantee a one-year return of 1.56%, which is attractive. Wait until November 1? You could lose the 0.1% fixed rate, but earn more money in one year anyway. Either way, this isn’t going to be a … Continue reading

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30-Year TIPS Reopening Auctions With A Real Yield Of 0.666%, Lowest In More Than 3 Years

Summary Buyers had a pay a big premium for the 1.00% coupon rate, about $110.67 for $101.65 of value, when accrued inflation is added in. The inflation breakeven rate came in at about 1.83%, 31 basis points higher than at … Continue reading

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