Monthly Archives: December 2016

Defying The Naysayers: 5-Year TIPS Reopening Auctions With A Real Yield Of 0.12%

Summary A bear market for Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities? Not based on this auction, which generated strong demand. The coupon rate of 0.12% fell just below the coupon rate of 0.125%, meaning buyers had to pay a small premium for this … Continue reading

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Attention Bankers: It’s Time To Raise Your Sorry CD Savings Rates

Summary The Federal Reserve’s key short-term interest rate has increased 25 basis points. Shorter-term Treasury yields have increased as much as 87 basis points since May. But interest rates on bank CDs have barely budged. It’s time for savers to … Continue reading

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