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About Tipswatch

Author of Tipswatch.com 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.

I Bonds vs. TIPS: Right now, it’s clearly ‘advantage TIPS’

Despite the I Bond’s appeal, investors shouldn’t ignore the sizable yield advantage for TIPS. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com We’ve just gotten through a year of “I Bond mania,” which has brought a lot of welcome attention to a little-known, rarely … Continue reading

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10-year TIPS reopening auction gets real yield of 1.485%, highest in more than 12 years

Fed president James Bullard gave auction investors a gift today. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Investors in today’s Treasury offering of $15 billion in a 10-year TIPS reopening auction should give a tip of the hat to St. Louis Fed president … Continue reading

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Uncertainty surrounds this week’s 10-year TIPS auction

Have we passed the peak for real yields? Or is this another head-fake? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Well, that was a wild week. Look back to Nov. 3, when both 5- and 10-year TIPS real yields were closing in on … Continue reading

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This week, I bought a historically disastrous TIPS

It is CUSIP 912810RA8, first auctioned on Feb. 13, 2013. It wasn’t a great investment back in 2013. But now … By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Earlier this week, on Wednesday afternoon, I did something I’ve never done before: I bought … Continue reading

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October inflation cools a bit, coming in below expectations

Will the Federal Reserve take this as a signal to begin slowing interest rate increases? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The stock and bond markets finally got a positive surprise today with the release of the October inflation report, with monthly … Continue reading

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