Author Archives: Tipswatch

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.

Treasury announces plans to step up T-bill issuance

By David Enna, The U.S. Treasury issued guidance this morning on its plans to increase issuance of Treasury bills in aftermath of the now-resolved debt-ceiling crisis. The Treasury is rebuilding its cash balance, and that means it will stage … Continue reading

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Question: Is inflation dead?

By David Enna, After weeks of financial gloom and omens of disaster, we finally had a “Goldilocks” week in the U.S. financial markets. For example: All is good, right? But that last one — inflation expectations falling — has … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Reserve, I Bond, Inflation, Investing in TIPS, Social Security | 29 Comments

Follow-up: I pulled the trigger on the February 2042 TIPS

By David Enna, Last week I was doing quite a bit of research on Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities that mature from 2040 to 2045, years that “should be” near the end of my life expectancy. That resulted in an article … Continue reading

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Looking to invest in longer-term TIPS? There’s a problem.

By David Enna, I recently got an email with a question from long-time site reader Jay, who included a meme to illustrate his point. Here it is: A TIPS Conundrum: Lately I’ve been struggling with what to do in … Continue reading

Posted in I Bond, Investing in TIPS, Retirement | 32 Comments

10-year TIPS reopening auction gets a real yield of 1.395%, 2nd highest in 12 years

By David Enna, The Treasury’s auction today of CUSIP 91282CGK1 — a 9-year, 8-month Treasury Inflation Protected Security — generated a real yield to maturity of 1.395%, a good result for investors but just slightly below market trends. Earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Inflation, Investing in TIPS | 15 Comments