Category Archives: Federal Reserve

10-year TIPS reopening auction gets real yield of 1.485%, highest in more than 12 years

Fed president James Bullard gave auction investors a gift today. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Investors in today’s Treasury offering of $15 billion in a 10-year TIPS reopening auction should give a tip of the hat to St. Louis Fed president … Continue reading

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Uncertainty surrounds this week’s 10-year TIPS auction

Have we passed the peak for real yields? Or is this another head-fake? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Well, that was a wild week. Look back to Nov. 3, when both 5- and 10-year TIPS real yields were closing in on … Continue reading

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October inflation cools a bit, coming in below expectations

Will the Federal Reserve take this as a signal to begin slowing interest rate increases? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The stock and bond markets finally got a positive surprise today with the release of the October inflation report, with monthly … Continue reading

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September inflation report sets I Bond variable rate at 6.48%; Social Security COLA rises to 8.7%

Annual core inflation hits 6.6%, a 40-year high. This isn’t good news for financial markets. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Here is it, the most important Inflation Day of the year, setting in stone the inflation-adjusted variable rate on U.S. Series … Continue reading

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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

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