Category Archives: Investing in TIPS

10-year TIPS reopening looks likely to hover near record-low real yield

The U.S. Treasury will offer $14 billion at auction on Thursday. Who’s interested? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Even as the Federal Reserve is hinting loudly that it will soon begin tapering its $80 billion in monthly Treasury purchases, the real … Continue reading

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August inflation: What it means for Social Security COLA, I Bonds and TIPS

U.S. inflation increased 0.3% in August, under the consensus estimate. At this point, the Social Security COLA will increase 5.8% for payments in January, but one month of data remains. The I Bond’s new inflation-adjusted variable rate is on track … Continue reading

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I Bonds vs. TIPS: What’s the best bet for inflation protection?

In the strange world of 2021, I Bonds are the clear winner. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com A few years ago I met three college friends for a day of hiking in northern Illinois (yes, you can hike in northern Illinois; … Continue reading

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30-year TIPS reopening auction gets a record-low real yield of -0.292%

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury’s $8 billion reopening auction today of CUSIP 912810SV1 generated a real yield to maturity of -0.292%, the lowest ever for any TIPS auction of this term. The auction created a 29-year, 6-month Treasury … Continue reading

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This week’s 30-year TIPS reopening auction could set a record-low yield

Not much to like here. But will big-money investors jump aboard? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com First, let me get this off my chest: I’m not a fan of 30-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. The long term is beyond my likely lifespan, … Continue reading

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