Coming January 19: Treasury Will Auction A New 10-Year TIPS, One Worth Watching

Summary

  • A week away, the yield to maturity is estimated at 0.39%, not awful but also not really attractive.
  • The inflation breakeven rate of 1.99% indicates TIPS are no longer ‘cheap’ versus nominal Treasurys.
  • Looking ahead: 5 more auctions of this maturity in 2017.

This is a particularly interesting auction because it is the first new-issue TIPS since the election of Donald Trump on November 8 set off turmoil in the Treasury market.

Read my preview and analysis on SeekingAlpha.com

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