10-Year TIPS Reopening Gets A Real Yield Of -0.966%, Lowest In History


  • The real yield of -0.966% was slightly higher than where this TIPS was trading on the secondary market just minutes before the auction’s close.
  • The inflation break-even rate settled in at 1.65%, which looks like a reasonable number. Inflation hawks should see this as a positive for this investment.
  • This TIPS auction could be considered “normal” by the strange standards of normality in 2020.

The Treasury’s $12 billion reopening of CUSIP 912828ZZ6, creating a 9-year, 10-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, auctioned Thursday with a real yield to maturity of -0.966%, the lowest yield for any auction of this term.

Read my full analysis on SeekingAlpha.com

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Author of Tipswatch.com blog, David Enna is a long-time journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. A past winner of two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, he has written on real estate and home finance, and was a founding editor of The Charlotte Observer's website.
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