Monthly Archives: May 2020

10-Year TIPS Reopening Gets Real Yield Of -0.47%, Lowest Since 2013

Summary In its five-month auction history, CUSIP 912828Z37 showed remarkable volatility, with a swing of 115 basis points from March to May. Today’s real yield of -0.47% was the lowest at auction for any 9- to 10-year TIPS since March … Continue reading

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After A Surreal Surge, This 10-Year TIPS Is Now Depressingly Normal

Summary The Treasury will reopen a 10-year TIPS at auction on Thursday, with the real yield to maturity expected to be well below zero. This TIPS — CUSIP 912828Z37 — had an amazing reopening auction in March, just as Treasury … Continue reading

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Here’s Why You Should Shun Treasury’s New 20-Year Bond

Summary The 20-year bond will re-launch Wednesday for the first time since 1986 at a regularly scheduled auction. The nominal yield should be about 1.05%. The Treasury will raise $20 billion in this auction, part of a massive borrowing effort … Continue reading

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U.S. Inflation Fell 0.8% In April, Largest Drop Since 2008

Summary Gasoline prices fell a remarkable 20.6% in April, setting off a deflationary surge across the economy. Core inflation fell to 1.4% year over year, breaking a 27-month streak of rates at or above 2.0%. Inflation-protected investments, especially TIPS, will … Continue reading

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Treasury Cuts I Bond Fixed Rate To 0.0%; Holds Steady On EE Terms

Summary U.S. Series I Savings Bonds purchased from May to October will pay a composite rate of 1.06%, annualized, for six months. EE Bonds will continue to double in value if held for 20 years, creating a tax-deferred, compounded rate … Continue reading

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