Category Archives: Federal Reserve

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, 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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Short-term Treasurys: Even more attractive now.

By David Enna, Back in early July, I wrote an article suggesting a strategy of staggering purchases of short-term Treasurys to boost your gains on cash holdings. I raised this idea because yields on Treasury bills (often called T-bills) … Continue reading

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This week’s 10-year TIPS reopening auction is worth a serious look

Have you given up on longer-term Treasurys? It’s time to get back in the game. By David Enna, You’ll never see me screaming “buy, buy, buy” like CNBC’s resident madman, Jim Cramer, but I do think that sensible, conservative … Continue reading

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Charts tell the story: The Federal Reserve has room to move (and keep) rates higher

By David Enna, When I was a kid, my parents encouraged me to open a “passbook savings account” at a nearby savings & loan. As I recall, that account was paying 5% interest. At the time, I wasn’t impressed. … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation rose 0.1% in August: What it means for TIPS, I Bonds and Social Security COLA

This report is going to roil financial markets. By David Enna, Surprises, surprises. Financial markets, which had been rallying over the last week on expectations of falling prices, got an inflation reality check today: Seasonally adjusted U.S. inflation rose … Continue reading

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