Monthly Archives: April 2021

New 5-year TIPS auctions with a real yield of -1.631%, lowest in history for any TIPS of any term

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The Treasury’s offering of $18 billion in a new 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security — CUSIP 91282CCA7 — auctioned today with a real yield to maturity of -1.631%, the lowest real yield at auction for any TIPS … Continue reading

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As inflation breakeven rate rises, appeal of this new 5-year TIPS dwindles

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury will offer $18 billion in a new five-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security at auction on Thursday, April 22. This is CUSIP 91282CCA7, and its coupon rate and real yield to maturity will be set … Continue reading

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I Bond dilemma: Buy in April, buy in May, or wait until later?

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The March inflation report, released April 13, is going to create a lot of interest in U.S. Series I Savings Bonds, because the bond’s inflation-adjusted variable rate – for purchases from May to October — will … Continue reading

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A stunner: I Bond’s inflation-adjusted variable rate will surge to 3.54% in May

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com U.S. inflation surged 0.6% in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, and provided the final piece of data to determine the new variable rate for U.S. Series I Savings Bonds: a whopping 3.54%, annualized, … Continue reading

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Inflation is heading higher. Will it be a ‘head fake’?

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com One of the most important inflation reports of the year is coming up Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its March inflation report. That report carries a lot of weight, because: … Continue reading

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