Category Archives: Inflation

2021: Recapping the year in inflation-protected investments

TIPS remained rather unappealing the entire year, while I Bonds became a superstar investment. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Here is how I can sum up this monumental year of change: January 2021: “Inflation will never be a problem again.” December … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation surged 0.8% in November, as prices rise at the highest rate in 39 years

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com This time, the economists just about got it right. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8% in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over … Continue reading

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When is the I Bond’s fixed rate likely to rise?

Yes, there is a slim chance we could see a higher fixed rate in 2022. But next year’s investors may still want to invest in I Bonds before May 1, to lock in the current 7.12% variable rate for six … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation surged 0.9% in October, well above expectations

When inflation rises to the highest level in 31 years, that is significant. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Attention, Federal Reserve: This 2021 surge in U.S. inflation is no longer looking “transitory.” It’s looking dangerous. The Consumer Price Index for All … Continue reading

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I Bond’s fixed rate holds at 0.0%; composite rate soars to 7.12%

Treasury also maintains EE Bond’s doubling period at 20 years By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury just announced the November 2021 to April 2022 terms for U.S. Series I Bonds and EE Bonds, and there were no surprises. Both … Continue reading

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