Monthly Archives: March 2017

U.S. Inflation Rose 0.1% In February; Now Up 2.7% Over 12 Months

Summary The 12-month increase of 2.7% was the largest since March 2012. Gasoline prices fell in February, moderating overall inflation. But they’re still up 30.7% over the last year. Non-seasonally adjusted inflation rose 0.31%, which will boost the principal balances … Continue reading

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Real interest rates are on the rise — TIPS could get interesting in 2017

Summary The real yield on a 10-year TIPS has risen 29 basis points in recent weeks. At the same time, the inflation breakeven rate has declined – slightly. The driving force? A rise in nominal rates, which will nearly always … Continue reading

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