Monthly Archives: August 2020

30-Year TIPS Reopening Gets First Negative Real Yield In History

Summary The real yield of -0.272% fell about 53 basis points below the yield of the originating auction on February 20. Investors had to pay a huge premium to collect the coupon rate of 0.25%, about $116.32 for about $100.26 … Continue reading

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30-Year TIPS: Poster Child For A ‘Volatile’ Safe Investment

Summary The Treasury will reopen CUSIP 912810SM1 in a Thursday auction, creating a 29-year, 6-month TIPS. The real yield looks likely to be around -0.26%, making this the first TIPS of this term to get a negative real yield. Investors … Continue reading

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

Summary In a surprise, July inflation came in much higher than the consensus for both all-items and core inflation. Gas prices again were a big factor. The recent surge in inflation now has the Social Security COLA on track for … Continue reading

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TIP ETF: Inflation Protection, With A Side Of Risk

Summary The overall TIPS market has had a huge run-up of almost 16% since the bond market turmoil of mid-March. The TIP ETF hit a record high of $126.51 last week, but its one-year performance has been in line with … Continue reading

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