- 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: November 2017
Summary The after-inflation yield was the highest at auction for this term since January 2016, breaking a string of 10 auctions under 0.50%. The inflation breakeven rate came in at 1.84%, a reasonable number but well off the lows of … Continue reading
Summary Both the headline and core inflation numbers matched the consensus estimates, so no surprises in today’s numbers. Non-seasonally adjusted inflation declined slightly in October, which will cause a slight drop in TIPS principal balances in December. A December rate … Continue reading
Summary The real yield could rise above 0.50% for the first time since January 2016. If that trend holds, should you consider an investment? The inflation breakeven rate is currently 1.89%, which is reasonable but puts this TIPS in the … Continue reading
The answer is: Yes, generally it does. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Jumping right into it, I’m going to say, yes, the formula used to determine the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment shortchanges seniors. But let’s be clear: I’m not talking about … Continue reading
Summary Investors waiting to complete their I Bond allocation for 2017 have the green light: Buy in November. A fixed rate of 0.1% means these I Bonds should be held longer than I Bonds with a fixed rate of 0.0%. … Continue reading