- Another milestone: The yield advantage for EE Savings Bonds has disappeared
- 10-year TIPS reopening auction gets real yield of 1.248%, highest in more than 12 years
- Short-term Treasurys: Even more attractive now.
- This week’s 10-year TIPS reopening auction is worth a serious look
- The TIP ETF just dipped below $110. Is that a buy signal?
- Charts tell the story: The Federal Reserve has room to move (and keep) rates higher
- U.S. inflation rose 0.1% in August: What it means for TIPS, I Bonds and Social Security COLA
- Let’s ‘try’ to clarify how an I Bond’s interest is calculated
- Video: An economist offers a common-sense look at U.S. inflation
- What’s up with those crazy real yields on ultra-short-term TIPS?
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Monthly Archives: August 2017
Summary The after-inflation yield for CUSIP 912828X39 came in right at the expected number, rising 12 basis points since the originating auction on April 20. The inflation breakeven rate was 1.66%, which is attractive when measured against nominal Treasurys. This … Continue reading
Summary The after-inflation yield is currently running at 0.11%, up from -0.049% at the originating auction in April. The inflation breakeven rate is 1.61%, making this TIPS attractive versus a nominal Treasury. Key question: Are there better, equally safe shorter-term … Continue reading
Summary Headline inflation rose 0.1% in July, missing the consensus forecast of 0.2% and continuing a trend of downside misses. Non-seasonally adjusted CPI-U declined 0.07% in July, which will lower principal balances for TIPS in August and tamper the November … Continue reading
Summary The idea: Push inflation-protected money into the future, when you will need it in retirement. Both I Bonds and TIPS are super safe investments that can be purchased with zero commissions and fees. The only risk in purchasing ‘inflation … Continue reading