Monthly Archives: October 2017

I Bond Investors: Yes, It’s Possible The Fixed Rate Will Rise

Summary How does the Treasury determine the I Bond fixed rate? It’s a mystery. A recent surge in 5-year real yields seems to justify an increase in the fixed rate, and 10-year real yields are also rising. Most I Bond … Continue reading

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30-Year TIPS Reopening Auctions With A Real Yield Of 0.908%

Summary The after-inflation yield came in right on target, based on pre-auction trading in this TIPS on the secondary market. The inflation breakeven rate was a moderate 1.92%. This TIPS seems fairly priced versus a nominal 30-year Treasury. Long-term real … Continue reading

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