Category Archives: I Bond

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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Ready to convert paper I Bonds into electronic form? Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Hint: It’s a bit complicated. What else would you expect? Editor’s note: In October 2021, Wisconsin-based financial adviser Jeremy Keil invited me onto his podcast to talk about I Bonds. He was ahead of the curve on I Bonds, educating … Continue reading

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Treasury holds I Bond’s fixed rate at 0.0%; composite rate rises to 9.62% for six months

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com EE Bonds will have a fixed rate of 0.1%, but continue doubling in value after 20 years, creating an effective interest rate of 3.5% The U.S. Treasury just announced the May to October 2022 terms for … Continue reading

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Let’s handicap the I Bond’s fixed-rate equation

May 2, 2022 update: Treasury holds I Bond’s fixed rate at 0.0%; composite rate soars to 9.62%. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Back in December 2021, I wrote an article contending there was a “slim chance” that the fixed rate for … Continue reading

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