Monthly Archives: May 2021

All of a sudden, inflation is a ‘thing’

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com I’ve been writing about inflation and inflation-protected investments for 10 years, and most of that time, actual U.S. inflation has been sleepy and dull. Suddenly, but not too surprisingly, that has changed. Official U.S. inflation — … Continue reading

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Reopened 10-year TIPS gets a real yield to maturity of -0.805%, a bit higher than expected

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury’s reopening auction of a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security — CUSIP 91282CBF7 — generated a real yield to maturity of -0.805%, a bit higher than was indicated by open-market trading in this TIPS. This … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS will reopen at auction Thursday: Is it worth a look?

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com This is a great time to be a holder of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, because probably all of your longer-term holdings are more valuable today than when you purchased them. The TIP ETF, which holds the full … Continue reading

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A 5-year TIPS matured in April; how did it do as an investment?

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com For several years, I’ve been tracking the performance of TIPS investments versus nominal Treasurys of the same term. Over the last decade, TIPS have been fairly lousy investments when compared to their nominal counterparts. That’s what … Continue reading

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Inflation stunner: U.S. prices rose 0.8% in April, much higher than expected

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Memo to inflation predictors: You are going to need some new formulas. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.8% in April on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6% in March, the U.S. … Continue reading

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