Monthly Archives: January 2019

Auction Of New 10-Year TIPS Generates Real Yield Of 0.919%

Summary The real yield came in 19 basis points below a similar reopening auction in November 2018, just two months ago. The inflation breakeven rate of 1.82% was the lowest for this term since an auction in September 2017, a … Continue reading

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Sad To Say, This Week’s New 10-Year TIPS Might Be One To Skip

Summary The trend is pointing toward a real yield to maturity of around 0.88%, down substantially from levels in November and December. The inflation breakeven rate is currently at 1.83%, a favorable number that should boost demand for this new … Continue reading

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U.S. Inflation Declines 0.1% In December, Dips To 1.9% For 2018

Summary Bad news for holders of TIPS and I Bonds: Non-seasonally adjusted inflation fell 0.32% in December. Falling energy prices again accounted for almost all the decline in overall inflation. Core inflation remains moderate and steady at 2.2%. The December … Continue reading

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I Bond Investors: Here’s A Buying Guide For 2019

Summary Be patient: Because the I Bond’s fixed rate of 0.50% is locked in through April 30, there is no need to rush to purchase. Is a higher fixed rate possible in 2019? Yes, but the current trend doesn’t make … Continue reading

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