Category Archives: Inflation

When the Fed begins tapering, what will happen to TIPS?

‘Talking about talking about’ is a signal that real yields could be rising By David Enna, Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, made some significant statements last week with the potential to shake up both the stock … Continue reading

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Here’s why this week’s 5-year TIPS reopening auction makes investment sense

By David Enna, Can anyone make the case that a 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security with a yield lagging inflation by 1.73% and an upfront premium cost of nearly 10% makes sense as an investment? Hey, I can. But that … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation surges 0.6% in May, again higher than expected

By David Enna, For the third month in a row, U.S. inflation surged to higher-than-expected levels in May, reaching the highest annual level in nearly 13 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Consumer Price Index for … Continue reading

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All of a sudden, inflation is a ‘thing’

By David Enna, I’ve been writing about inflation and inflation-protected investments for 10 years, and most of that time, actual U.S. inflation has been sleepy and dull. Suddenly, but not too surprisingly, that has changed. Official U.S. inflation — … Continue reading

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I Bond dilemma: Buy in April, buy in May, or wait until later?

By David Enna, The March inflation report, released April 13, is going to create a lot of interest in U.S. Series I Savings Bonds, because the bond’s inflation-adjusted variable rate – for purchases from May to October — will … Continue reading

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