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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.

10-year TIPS reopening looks likely to hover near record-low real yield

The U.S. Treasury will offer $14 billion at auction on Thursday. Who’s interested? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Even as the Federal Reserve is hinting loudly that it will soon begin tapering its $80 billion in monthly Treasury purchases, the real … Continue reading

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

U.S. inflation increased 0.3% in August, under the consensus estimate. At this point, the Social Security COLA will increase 5.8% for payments in January, but one month of data remains. The I Bond’s new inflation-adjusted variable rate is on track … Continue reading

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I Bonds vs. TIPS: What’s the best bet for inflation protection?

In the strange world of 2021, I Bonds are the clear winner. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com A few years ago I met three college friends for a day of hiking in northern Illinois (yes, you can hike in northern Illinois; … Continue reading

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Here’s what a Greek-Italian restaurant can teach you about inflation

One thing for certain: Chicken livers are a bargain in 2021 By David Enna, Tipswatch.com There’s a restaurant in my hometown – Charlotte, N.C. – that has been in business continuously at the same location on West Morehead Street since … Continue reading

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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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