Category Archives: I Bond

I Bonds vs. TIPS: Right now, it’s clearly ‘advantage TIPS’

Despite the I Bond’s appeal, investors shouldn’t ignore the sizable yield advantage for TIPS. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com We’ve just gotten through a year of “I Bond mania,” which has brought a lot of welcome attention to a little-known, rarely … Continue reading

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October inflation cools a bit, coming in below expectations

Will the Federal Reserve take this as a signal to begin slowing interest rate increases? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The stock and bond markets finally got a positive surprise today with the release of the October inflation report, with monthly … Continue reading

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Short-term I Bond investors: Be patient with your exit strategy

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Even before I Bond investors crashed the TreasuryDirect website in late October, many financial journalists were pondering this question: “How fast can you get out of I Bonds?” For example, this from MarketWatch in early October: … Continue reading

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Coming tomorrow: The Treasury’s decision on the I Bond’s fixed rate

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Just a heads up to readers: Right after 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the Treasury will announce the new composite rate for I Bonds issued between November 2022 and April 2023. Will the I Bond’s fixed rate … Continue reading

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TreasuryDirect, this is not acceptable.

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Over the last decade, I’ve been a defender of TreasuryDirect despite its dated website, awful tax forms and cryptic communications. In almost all cases, it has worked for me. Acceptable and most importantly, secure. But now, … Continue reading

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