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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 auction gets a real yield of 0.232%, a strong result for investors

For the first time in 2 years, a 10-year TIPS auctioned with a real yield positive to inflation and a price discounted to par value. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Here I am, vacationing in the beautiful city of Prague, and … Continue reading

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This week’s 10-year TIPS reopening should get a positive real yield (finally!)

If the real yield holds above zero, this will be the most attractive TIPS auction in more than 2 years. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Something great and unfortunately rarely seen could happen this Thursday, when the Treasury holds a $14 … Continue reading

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Podcast: ‘Inflation Guy’ explains peak inflation

Are we there yet? Probably. Are our troubles over? No. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com If you’ve been reading coverage of Wednesday’s April inflation report, you might have noticed two strains of news spin: 1) “Inflation is coming down,” or 2) … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation rose 0.3% in April, again exceeding expectations

While annual inflation dipped slightly, inflation continues to run hot — too hot for complacency by the Federal Reserve. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com When is a surprise not a surprise? When it comes to economists trying to predict U.S. inflation. … Continue reading

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Ready to convert paper I Bonds into electronic form? Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Hint: It’s a bit complicated. What else would you expect? Editor’s note: In October 2021, Wisconsin-based financial adviser Jeremy Keil invited me onto his podcast to talk about I Bonds. He was ahead of the curve on I Bonds, educating … Continue reading

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