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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.

2022 in review: Scary year for inflation, better year for inflation protection

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The year 2022 broke through several economic milestones, and most of them were dreadful: Highest U.S. inflation in 40 years. U.S. stock market down 20%. U.S. bond market down 13%. Federal Reserve aggressively raising interest rates. … Continue reading

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The language of TIPS: It’s complicated.

New investors are baffled by Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Can’t blame them. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com A year ago, while real yields for Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities were still deeply below zero, I worked with a Wall Street Journal reporter on a … Continue reading

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Let’s take a quick look at the pricing of this week’s TIPS auction

Some readers are reporting discrepancies. Any ideas? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com After I posted my article on Thursday’s reopening auction of CUSIP 91282CFR7, creating a 4-year, 10-month TIPS, several readers reported discrepancies in the pricing being reported by their brokers. … Continue reading

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5-year TIPS reopening gets a real yield of 1.504%, a bit higher than expected

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The Treasury’s offering today of $19 billion in a reopening of a 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security generated a real yield to maturity of 1.504%, a good result for investors. This is CUSIP 91282CFR7, and the reopening … Continue reading

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Despite volatility, this week’s 5-year TIPS reopening remains appealing

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Opinion: Nominal and real yields for mid- to longer-term Treasurys are lower than they should be. The Federal Reserve is aggressively tightening, sending clear signals it wants interest rates heading higher. But the result is lower … Continue reading

Posted in Inflation, Investing in TIPS | 67 Comments