Monthly Archives: December 2020

5-year TIPS reopening gets real yield of -1.575%, lowest in history for this term

By David Enna, The U.S. Treasury’s offering of $15 billion in a reopened 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security was met with apparant strong demand today, producing a real yield to maturity of -1.58%, the lowest in history for TIPS auctions … Continue reading

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Heads up: Next week’s 5-year TIPS reopening auction is Tuesday, not Thursday

By David Enna, TIPS auctions are almost always on a Thursday, but that won’t happen next week, because Thursday is Christmas Eve, which this year only is a federal holiday thanks to an executive order by President Trump. So … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation rose 0.2% in November, slightly higher than expected

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all-items index increased 1.2%. Both the 0.2% increase … Continue reading

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I’ll be scaling back (a bit) on posts here

I’ve been writing about TIPS and I Bonds for nearly 10 years, and as 2020 comes to a close, I’ve decided to scale back a bit on my writing. I’ll still be posting the inflation “news” each month — and … Continue reading

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