Monthly Archives: April 2019

This Week’s 5-Year TIPS Auction: Not Stellar, But Acceptable?

Summary Above-inflation yields have declined sharply, but still remain “relatively” attractive compared to those of the last 10 years. Five-year bank CDs yielding above 3% are a compelling alternative. I Bonds with the current fixed rate of 0.5% are also … Continue reading

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Here’s Why The I Bond’s Fixed Rate Will Fall On May 1

Summary Real yields have fallen dramatically since the Treasury’s last rate reset on November 1. The current fixed rate of 0.5% is therefore “above market.” Today’s real yields justify a fixed rate of about 0.2% to 0.3%. I Bond investors … Continue reading

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