30-Year TIPS Auction: Still Looks Too Risky

Summary

  • With a few days to go to Thursday’s auction, this TIPS is trading on the secondary market with a real yield of 1.19%, a two-year high.
  • Investors will get this TIPS at a discount, because the after-inflation yield will be higher than the coupon rate of 1.0%.
  • Buyers beware: Any 30-year Treasury will be a very volatile investment, especially in a time of rising interest rates and rising federal deficits.

Read my full analysis on SeekingAlpha.com

30-year TIPS auctions

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