Monthly Archives: February 2019

30-Year TIPS Auctions With Real Yield Of 1.093%, To Strong Demand

Summary The after-inflation yield of 1.093% was well below the real yield of 1.235% generated at an October auction of the same term. Indirect buyers – meaning big money investors like foreign central banks – bought a record 82% of … Continue reading

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This Week’s New 30-Year TIPS Still Isn’t A Winner

Summary 30-year real yields have been climbing, but remain below levels that would make them “interesting.” The 30-year inflation breakeven rate is currently trending at 1.9%, an attractive number but one that reflects the reality of stubbornly low inflation. Conclusion: … Continue reading

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U.S. Inflation Was Unchanged In January, Dips To 1.6% For A Year

Summary Gasoline prices fell 5.5% in January, continuing a downward force on headline inflation. Headline inflation has fallen from 2.9% in June 2018 to 1.6% in January. Core inflation, which removes food and energy, rose a moderate 0.2% in January … Continue reading

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Painful Truth: Inflation Protection Has Been A Losing Bet

Summary Inflation over the last 10 years has averaged just 1.8% a year, much lower than investors were predicting in 2010. Investing in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities is a “bet” that inflation will run higher than expected, or at least match … Continue reading

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