Monthly Archives: November 2019

Real Yields Are Rising, But Not Enough To Be Attractive

Summary 10-year real yields (meaning yields above inflation) briefly dipped into negative numbers in August, but have climbed 30 basis points since then. The Treasury is offering a 10-year TIPS reopening auction on Thursday, but the real yield still isn’t … Continue reading

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U.S. Inflation Rose 0.4% In October, Higher Than Expected

Summary The October inflation report was a mixed bag, with core inflation coming in slightly lower than expected. Increases in energy prices accounted for more than half the overall increase in inflation. Food prices also are rising. Have you noticed? … Continue reading

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Treasury Slashes I Bond’s Fixed Rate To 0.2%

Summary The I Bond’s fixed rate is falling from 0.5% to 0.2% for purchases through April 2020, a move that was expected after a year of declining interest rates. Bad news? Disappointing, yes, but I Bonds will remain an attractive … Continue reading

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