Monthly Archives: September 2017

10-Year TIPS Reopens At Auction With A Real Yield Of 0.450%

Summary The after-inflation yield of 0.450% was 20 basis points higher than where 10-year TIPS were trading on September 8. Today’s investors benefited from the Federal Reserve’s announced intention Wednesday to unwind its bond portfolio and continue gradually increasing short-term … Continue reading

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10-Year TIPS Will Reopen Thursday, Here’s What To Expect

Summary The current real yield of 0.34% would fall below results for the last five 9- to 10-year TIPS auctions. At that yield, investors would have to pay a slight premium to par value. The current inflation breakeven rate of … Continue reading

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August Inflation: Better News For TIPS, I Bonds And Social Security Benefits

Summary CPI-U increased 0.4% in August, an upside surprise that broke a string of smaller-than-expected numbers. Non-seasonally adjusted inflation increased 0.3%, which will boost TIPS principal balances in October and brings the I Bond’s future variable rate up to 1.4%, … Continue reading

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