Category Archives: Inflation

A 10-year TIPS matured Jan. 15. How did it do as an investment?

CUSIP 912828SA9 was the first-ever 10-year TIPS to auction with a negative real yield. Still, it ended up out-performing its nominal counterpart. By David Enna, On January 15, 2022, a 10-year TIPS — CUSIP 912828SA9 — matured. It was … Continue reading

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Podcast: ‘The Inflation Guy’ explains the December inflation report

“The Fed is in a real pickle. … Being on the tightening side of monetary policy is no fun.” Here is this week’s “Cents and Sensibility” podcast from inflation guru Michael Ashton. I am a big fan of this podcast … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation surged 7.0% in 2021, the highest rate in 40 years

December all-items inflation increased 0.5%, slightly higher than expectations. By David Enna, This seemed impossible just 12 months ago, when U.S. inflation ran at 1.4% for 2020. But December’s price increases continued an ominous trend in 2021, with annual … Continue reading

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It’s happening: Real yields are starting to rise

In one week, real yields have increased as much as 30 basis points. Will this trend continue? Yes, if the Fed continues on its current course. By David Enna, In the last week, the U.S. bond market seems to … Continue reading

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I Bonds: A very simple buying guide for 2022

See this as a short-term investment? Buy late in the month of January. Long-term investment? Buy anytime from January to April. By David Enna, My usual beginning-of-the-year buying guide for U.S. Series I Savings Bonds has a lot of … Continue reading

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