Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Formula: How Much Will Social Security Benefits Increase In 2018?

Summary News media widely reported that a 2.2% increase in Social Security benefits is likely in January 2018. How is the COLA determined and how could anyone project it in early July? We need three months of data – inflation … Continue reading

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10-Year TIPS Auctions With A Real Yield Of 0.489%

Summary The coupon rate was set at 0.375%, so buyers got this TIPS at a discount. The inflation breakeven rate came in at 1.76%, which is attractive. Market reaction to the auction is trending negative, with yields rising and the … Continue reading

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