Monthly Archives: July 2021

A 10-year TIPS matured in July. How did it do as an investment?

Not so well, it turns out, slammed by a decade of lower-than-expected inflation. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Today we will take a look at CUSIP 912828QV5, a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security that originated on July 15, 2011, with a real … Continue reading

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Auction of new 10-year TIPS gets record-low real yield of -1.016%

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury’s auction today of $16 billion in a new 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security resulted in a real yield to maturity of -1.016%, the lowest in history for any TIPS auction with a 9- to … Continue reading

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Social Security COLA: An increase of 6% looks likely for 2022

(And here’s the esoteric and confusing way that is calculated) By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Inflation trends through June 2021 make it look likely that next year’s cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries could fall into a range of 5.8% to … Continue reading

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A new 10-year TIPS will be auctioned Thursday. Anyone interested?

Hint: It won’t be a thing of beauty. But investors may snatch it up. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury on Thursday will offer $16 billion in a new 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, CUSIP 91282CCM1. The coupon rate and … Continue reading

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2021 and beyond: What’s ahead for U.S. financial markets?

You don’t seriously think I have answers, right? Just some ideas. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com What the heck was I thinking? A couple weeks ago, I started on a trek to review Federal Reserve actions and bond market reactions for … Continue reading

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