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.

U.S. inflation again storms higher, increasing 1.0% in May and hitting 8.6% year over year

May inflation set another 40-year high. Food, gas and shelter prices were key factors, but prices were up in every category. By David Enna, This is getting a bit dangerous, don’t you think? Seasonally adjusted U.S. inflation increased 1.0% … Continue reading

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Highlights from Eastern Europe: Freedom, history, beauty … and inflation

I’ve been gone three weeks. Did anything happen? By David Enna, Yes, I am now back home after a three-week adventure in Eastern Europe — Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. In all, adding in a recent trip to … Continue reading

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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, 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, 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, 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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