Category Archives: I Bond

U.S. inflation surged 7.0% in 2021, the highest rate in 40 years

December all-items inflation increased 0.5%, slightly higher than expectations. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com This seemed impossible just 12 months ago, when U.S. inflation ran at 1.4% for 2020. But December’s price increases continued an ominous trend in 2021, with annual … Continue reading

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It’s happening: Real yields are starting to rise

In one week, real yields have increased as much as 30 basis points. Will this trend continue? Yes, if the Fed continues on its current course. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com In the last week, the U.S. bond market seems to … Continue reading

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I Bonds: A very simple buying guide for 2022

See this as a short-term investment? Buy late in the month of January. Long-term investment? Buy anytime from January to April. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com My usual beginning-of-the-year buying guide for U.S. Series I Savings Bonds has a lot of … Continue reading

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2021: Recapping the year in inflation-protected investments

TIPS remained rather unappealing the entire year, while I Bonds became a superstar investment. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Here is how I can sum up this monumental year of change: January 2021: “Inflation will never be a problem again.” December … Continue reading

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Want to ‘double dip’ your I Bond purchases? Act fast.

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com U.S. Series I Savings Bonds are one of the nation’s most talked-about investments of 2021, especially now that their inflation-adjusted interest rate has surged to 7.12% at the November 1 reset. Glowing articles have been popping … Continue reading

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