Category Archives: Inflation

A 10-year TIPS matured Sunday. How did it do as an investment?

Despite a real yield deeply negative to inflation, CUSIP 912828UH1 outperformed a nominal 10-year Treasury. By David Enna, Sometimes what looks like a perfectly awful investment will end up surprising you. That is the case with CUSIP 912828UH1, a … Continue reading

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The first 10-year TIPS of the ‘new era’ will auction Thursday. Interested?

By David Enna, It’s almost hard to believe, but this new age of higher interest rates is only about seven months old. A lot has changed in the last year. Back on Jan. 14, 2022, a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected … Continue reading

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Is the I Bond’s variable rate heading to zero? Maybe not.

Historical evidence clearly shows non-seasonal inflation lags from October to December, picks up from January to March. By David Enna, The one really big thing I have learned while writing about inflation and inflation protection over the last 12 … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation fell 0.1% in December; a sign of things to come?

Data for three months indicate the I Bond’s variable rate could fall to 0.0%. What does it mean for investors? By David Enna, U.S. inflation transitioned to deflation in December, with the all-items Consumer Price Index for All Urban … Continue reading

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TIPS funds vs. TIPS ladder: An investor weighs in

By David Enna, A lot of readers ask about the ladder of TIPS investments I have built over the years. Yes, I do have a ladder, and it does hit every year from 2023 to 2032, and then jumps … Continue reading

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