- A real yield around 0.91% won’t be enough justify an investment in a highly-volatile issue, even for most buy-and-traders.
- If you’re older than 60, the 30-year term isn’t appealing as a buy-and-hold investment.
- This TIPS is likely to be cash-flow negative in a taxable account.
The U.S. Treasury announced Thursday that it will auction $7 billion in a new 30-year Treasury Inflation Protected Security (CUSIP 912810RW0) on Thursday, February 16. I haven’t been a fan of the 30-year TIPS maturity for several years, especially when after-inflation yields are well below the 2% benchmark typical in such a long-term investment.