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 that look likely. A lot can change, though.
  • Should you redeem older I Bonds with a fixed rate of 0.0% and redeem at a higher rate? This makes sense for some investors.

With each new year, dedicated investors in U.S. Series I Savings Bonds face the inevitable question: When to buy? And this year, they might face an additional question: Should I buy?

Read my full analysis on SeekingAlpha.com

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About Tipswatch

Author of Tipswatch.com blog, David Enna is a long-time journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. A past winner of two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, he has written on real estate and home finance, and was a founding editor of The Charlotte Observer's website.
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