Monthly Archives: April 2017

Going Negative: 5-Year TIPS Auctions With A Real Yield Of -0.049%

Summary Returns for this new TIPS will slightly lag inflation over the next five years. The negative yield is an omen that the markets see a troubled economy ahead. The inflation breakeven rate came in at 1.82%, a little higher … Continue reading

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I Bond Dilemma: Buy Now, Buy Later, Or Split The Decision?

Summary Buy before May 1 and get a higher variable rate; buy after May 1 and possibly get a higher fixed rate. Waiting will cost you short term, and it might take about 4 years to break even. But I … Continue reading

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