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About Tipswatch

Author of blog, David Enna is a long-time journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. A past winner of two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, he has written on real estate and home finance, and was a founding editor of The Charlotte Observer's website.

New 10-year TIPS auctions with a real yield of -0.540%

The auctioned real yield came in higher than current market pricing, indicating fairly weak demand for this offering. By David Enna, The Treasury’s offering of $16 billion in a new 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security — CUSIP 91282CDX6 — generated … Continue reading

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A 10-year TIPS matured Jan. 15. How did it do as an investment?

CUSIP 912828SA9 was the first-ever 10-year TIPS to auction with a negative real yield. Still, it ended up out-performing its nominal counterpart. By David Enna, On January 15, 2022, a 10-year TIPS — CUSIP 912828SA9 — matured. It was … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS auction: Real yields are rising

Thursday’s auction of a new 10-year TIPS will get a real yield nearly 50 basis points higher than a similar auction in November. But is that enough? By David Enna, The U.S. Treasury will offer a new 10-year Treasury … Continue reading

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Podcast: ‘The Inflation Guy’ explains the December inflation report

“The Fed is in a real pickle. … Being on the tightening side of monetary policy is no fun.” Here is this week’s “Cents and Sensibility” podcast from inflation guru Michael Ashton. I am a big fan of this podcast … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation surged 7.0% in 2021, the highest rate in 40 years

December all-items inflation increased 0.5%, slightly higher than expectations. By David Enna, This seemed impossible just 12 months ago, when U.S. inflation ran at 1.4% for 2020. But December’s price increases continued an ominous trend in 2021, with annual … Continue reading

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