Real Yield In 5-Year TIPS Auction Drops To 0.152%


  • Five-year real yields have dropped nearly 100 basis points in the last six months. That’s a huge move in anticipation of Federal Reserve rate cuts.
  • Today’s real yield of 0.152% had to be a disappointment to investors, who also had to pay a premium price for this TIPS.
  • The five-year inflation breakeven rate climbed a bit to 1.60%, indicating somewhat stronger demand for inflation protection.

The Treasury’s $15 billion reopening auction of CUSIP 9128286N5 – creating a 4-year, 10-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security – generated a real yield of 0.152%, dramatically lower than recent auctions of this term.

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Author of 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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