Monthly Archives: November 2020

10-Year TIPS Reopening Gets A Real Yield Of -0.867%

The Treasury’s offering of $12 billion in a reopened 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security resulted in a real yield to maturity of -0.867%. This is CUSIP 912828ZZ6 and the auction creates a 9-year, 8 month TIPS, with an already existing coupon rate of 0.125%, the … Continue reading

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10-Year Real Yields Are Rising, But Still Not Attractive

Summary The Treasury will reopen CUSIP 912828ZZ6 on Thursday, creating a 9-year, 8-month TIPS. The current market for this TIPS shows it with a real yield (after inflation) to maturity of -0.85% and a price of about $109.85 for $100 … Continue reading

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Medicare Costs Will Rise Slightly In 2021, But Beware Of IRMAA

Summary The Part B premium will increase to $148.50 in 2021, up from $144.60 in 2020. Congress held down this cost in a spending bill passed earlier this year. The annual Part B deductible is increasing to $203, up from … Continue reading

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Defying Forecasts, Inflation Disappeared In October

Summary Both all-items and core inflation came in at 0.0% for the month, less than the consensus forecasts. The BLS called the report “mixed,” reflecting large variances in price increases or decreases across the economy. For holders of TIPS and … Continue reading

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I Bond’s Fixed Rate Holds At 0.0%; EE Bonds Still Double In 20 Years

Summary The U.S. Treasury did the right thing today, keeping I Bonds and EE Bonds very attractive investments, for different reasons. I Bonds purchased from November 2020 to April 2021 will earn a composite annualized interest rate of 1.68% for … Continue reading

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