Monthly Archives: December 2019

5-Year TIPS Reopening Gets Real Yield Of Only 0.02%

Summary This was the lowest real yield for a 4- to 5-year TIPS auction since April 2017, when a new TIPS got a real yield of -0.049%. The inflation breakeven rate was 1.69%, a reasonable number that was higher than … Continue reading

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I Bonds Vs. TIPS: Look At The Facts, Choose I Bonds

Summary Over the last year, real yields on shorter-term TIPS have dropped more than 100 basis points. In contrast, the real yield on a U.S. Series I Savings Bond has dropped just 30 basis points, making it the preferable investment. … Continue reading

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U.S. Inflation Rose 0.3% In November, Higher Than Expected

Summary Headline inflation, which was higher than expected in November, has now topped 2.0% for the first time since November 2018. Core inflation matched expectations but remained moderately high at 2.3% year-over-year. Non-seasonally adjusted inflation declined 0.05%, meaning principal balances … Continue reading

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