- Another milestone: The yield advantage for EE Savings Bonds has disappeared
- 10-year TIPS reopening auction gets real yield of 1.248%, highest in more than 12 years
- Short-term Treasurys: Even more attractive now.
- This week’s 10-year TIPS reopening auction is worth a serious look
- The TIP ETF just dipped below $110. Is that a buy signal?
- Charts tell the story: The Federal Reserve has room to move (and keep) rates higher
- U.S. inflation rose 0.1% in August: What it means for TIPS, I Bonds and Social Security COLA
- Let’s ‘try’ to clarify how an I Bond’s interest is calculated
- Video: An economist offers a common-sense look at U.S. inflation
- What’s up with those crazy real yields on ultra-short-term TIPS?
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Monthly Archives: October 2020
Summary The result, which dipped below recent market indicators, was the second-lowest real yield for any TIPS auction of this term. Investors had to pay a sizable premium for this TIPS, about 7.5% above par value, to collect a coupon … Continue reading
Summary The U.S. Treasury will offer a new 5-year TIPS at auction Thursday. The real yield looks likely to come in around -1.21%, which is pretty awful but isn’t a record low. The only way to judge this TIPS is … Continue reading
Summary We now know the I Bond’s next inflation-adjusted variable rate, which is rising to 1.68% from the current 1.06%. The permanent fixed rate, currently 0.0%, will be reset on November 1, but is highly likely to remain at 0.0%. … Continue reading
Summary Social Security payments will increase 1.3% in January, adding about $20 a month for the average recipient. However, a hike in Medicare premiums could wipe out part of that increase. The inflation-adjusted variable rate for U.S. Series I Savings … Continue reading