Monthly Archives: November 2017

10-Year TIPS Reopening Auctions With A Real Yield Of 0.512%

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

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U.S. Inflation Rose 0.1% In October, Hitting Expected Number

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

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10-Year TIPS Will Reopen At Auction Thursday; Is It Worth A Look?

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

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Does The Social Security COLA Shortchange Seniors?

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

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Treasury Raises I Bond Fixed Rate To 0.1%, Sets Composite Rate At 2.58%

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

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