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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.

Another milestone: The yield advantage for EE Savings Bonds has disappeared

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com I’ve been pondering recently whether the Treasury will raise the I Bond’s fixed rate above 0.0% at the November 1 reset, and one side of my brain says, “Well, it should” while the other side says, … Continue reading

Posted in EE Bonds, Savings Bond, TreasuryDirect | 17 Comments

10-year TIPS reopening auction gets real yield of 1.248%, highest in more than 12 years

Investors benefited from turmoil in the financial markets. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com In the midst of a highly volatile bond market, the Treasury’s offering of a reopened 10-year TIPS — CUSIP 91282CEZ0 — generated a real to maturity of 1.248%, … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Reserve, Investing in TIPS | 42 Comments

Short-term Treasurys: Even more attractive now.

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Back in early July, I wrote an article suggesting a strategy of staggering purchases of short-term Treasurys to boost your gains on cash holdings. I raised this idea because yields on Treasury bills (often called T-bills) … Continue reading

Posted in Bank CDs, Cash alternatives, Federal Reserve, TreasuryDirect | 67 Comments

This week’s 10-year TIPS reopening auction is worth a serious look

Have you given up on longer-term Treasurys? It’s time to get back in the game. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com You’ll never see me screaming “buy, buy, buy” like CNBC’s resident madman, Jim Cramer, but I do think that sensible, conservative … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Reserve, Investing in TIPS | 22 Comments

The TIP ETF just dipped below $110. Is that a buy signal?

I won’t say ‘yes,’ but TIPS in general look attractive for the first time in several years. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com For many years, I’ve been tracking the price of the iShares TIP ETF, which holds the full array of … Continue reading

Posted in Investing in TIPS | 9 Comments