Category Archives: I Bond

US inflation fell into deflation in December, down 0.1%; what does this mean for I Bonds and TIPS?

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1% in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months – the year 2015 – the all items index … Continue reading

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Up next: Treasury will reopen 5-year TIPS at auction Dec. 17, 2015

This is CUSIP 912828K33, a 4-year, 4-month TIPS, the shortest term you can buy at an auction. This TIPS was originally created April 23, 2015, with a coupon rate of 0.125% and a real yield to maturity of -0.335%. In … Continue reading

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New I Bond variable rate will rise to 1.54% on Nov. 1, 2015

The September inflation numbers are in, and this is a big number for I Bond investors. The number closes out the March to September period the Treasury uses to set the variable (inflation-adjusted) rate on I Bonds on Nov. 1. … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation rises 0.3% in June; what does it mean for TIPS and I Bonds?

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3% in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. But over the last 12 months, overall inflation rose just 0.1%. While higher gasoline … Continue reading

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Variable interest rate on I Bonds will drop to -1.60% on May 1

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index declined 0.1%. This is an … Continue reading

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Deflation breaks (slightly), as US inflation rises 0.2% in February

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, US inflation was flat – 0.0%. February’s slight increase … Continue reading

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I Bond watchers: Important inflation report coming Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the September inflation report Wednesday morning, and this is the final piece of data needed to determine the inflation-adjusted interest rate for US Savings I Bonds from Nov. 1, 2014, to April … Continue reading

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