Monthly Archives: August 2019

30-Year TIPS Auctions With Real Yield Of 0.501%, Lowest In Nearly 7 Years

Summary Today’s reopening auction generated a real yield of 0.501%, a whopping 59 basis points lower than the originating auction on February 21, 2019. Investors had to pay a huge premium for the 1.0% coupon rate, about $115.68 for about … Continue reading

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This Week’s 30-Year TIPS Auction Is Priced For Disaster

Summary The real yield looks likely to come in around 0.46%, down 63 basis points from the originating auction in February. Buyers will be paying a steep premium for the coupon rate of 1.0%, about 15% above par value. The … Continue reading

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TIP: Inflation Protection Is Having A Big, Happy Run In 2019

Summary The TIP ETF has had a total return of 8.33% so far in 2019, slightly outperforming the overall bond market. Shorter-term TIPS funds have also performed well, but the gain has been less dramatic. A relatively low 10-year inflation … Continue reading

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July Inflation: What It Means For Social Security, TIPS And I Bonds

Summary Both headline and core inflation numbers came in higher than expected, indicating inflation is not ‘dead’ and deflation is not looming. The July number sets a path for a 1.6% to 1.8% increase in the 2020 Social Security cost-of-living … Continue reading

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