Category Archives: I Bond

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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This week’s 5-year TIPS auction will be the most attractive since the pandemic surge

I Bonds remain the preferred inflation-protected investment. But a 5-year TIPS could be an addition to your inflation-fighting arsenal. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury will offer $20 billion in a new 5-year Treasury Inflation Protected Security at auction … Continue reading

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Ready to invest in I Bonds for the first time? My advice: Act quickly

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 Over the last year, U.S. Series I Savings Bonds have transformed from a little-noticed, quaint mom-and-pop investment to one … Continue reading

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I Bond’s variable rate will rise to 9.62% with the May reset

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 Based on the March inflation report, which concluded the six-month rate setting period for the U.S. Series I Savings … Continue reading

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