- The real (after-inflation) yield looks likely to climb above 0.80%, a seven-year high for TIPS of this term.
- The inflation breakeven rate is climbing toward 2.15%, meaning this TIPS is not “cheap” versus a nominal Treasury. But it’s not “expensive,” either.
- Think real yields will continue climbing? You’ll have three more chances in 2018 to buy a TIPS of this term.
Yes, the purchase limit is not affected by an I Bond redemption. It remains $10,000 per person per year.