Monthly Archives: January 2018

U.S. Inflation Rose 0.1% In December, Slightly Below Expectations

Summary The headline miss probably isn’t significant, but core inflation rose 0.3%, above the consensus estimate of 0.2%. Non-seasonally adjusted inflation dipped 0.06% in December and I Bond investors may be facing a weak variable rate reset on May 1. … Continue reading

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I Bond Investors: Here’s Your Buying Guide For 2018

Summary Wait at least until the March inflation number is announced on April 11. You then enter a three-week ‘limbo period’ when you can decide to buy before or after the May 1 rate reset. Don’t bother buying I Bonds … Continue reading

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