Category Archives: I Bond

June inflation hits new highs: 1.3% for the month, 9.1% year over year

Annual inflation is now running at the hottest pace since 1981. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Have we hit peak inflation yet? The answer is: we don’t know, because the June inflation report showed inflation surging ever higher, greatly exceeding already … Continue reading

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Attention investors: TIPS are now a viable, attractive alternative to I Bonds

An earthquake has hit the Treasury market. The result is that TIPS are becoming much more attractive. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The investment world — from Suze Orman to your Uncle Bob — has been fascinated by U.S. Series I … Continue reading

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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, Tipswatch.com This is getting a bit dangerous, don’t you think? Seasonally adjusted U.S. inflation increased 1.0% … 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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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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