Monthly Archives: August 2021

30-year TIPS reopening auction gets a record-low real yield of -0.292%

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury’s $8 billion reopening auction today of CUSIP 912810SV1 generated a real yield to maturity of -0.292%, the lowest ever for any TIPS auction of this term. The auction created a 29-year, 6-month Treasury … Continue reading

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This week’s 30-year TIPS reopening auction could set a record-low yield

Not much to like here. But will big-money investors jump aboard? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com First, let me get this off my chest: I’m not a fan of 30-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. The long term is beyond my likely lifespan, … Continue reading

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July inflation: What it means for TIPS, I Bonds and Social Security COLA

All-items inflation for July came in at 0.5% and 5.4% for the year. The Social Security COLA is still on track for about a 6% increase. I Bonds could get a variable rate of 6% (or higher) for six months. … Continue reading

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Any chance the Treasury will raise the I Bond’s fixed rate in November?

Let’s be realistic. It won’t happen. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com This is a question I’ve been getting often in reader e-mails: “Dave, do you think the Treasury will raise the I Bond’s fixed rate in November? Should I wait until … Continue reading

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