Category Archives: Investing in TIPS

10-year TIPS reopening auction gets a real yield of 0.232%, a strong result for investors

For the first time in 2 years, a 10-year TIPS auctioned with a real yield positive to inflation and a price discounted to par value. By David Enna, Here I am, vacationing in the beautiful city of Prague, and … Continue reading

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This week’s 10-year TIPS reopening should get a positive real yield (finally!)

If the real yield holds above zero, this will be the most attractive TIPS auction in more than 2 years. By David Enna, Something great and unfortunately rarely seen could happen this Thursday, when the Treasury holds a $14 … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation rose 0.3% in April, again exceeding expectations

While annual inflation dipped slightly, inflation continues to run hot — too hot for complacency by the Federal Reserve. By David Enna, When is a surprise not a surprise? When it comes to economists trying to predict U.S. inflation. … Continue reading

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Video: A financial adviser/tax specialist explains I Bonds

Your financial adviser should know about I Bonds and be willing to explain their obvious benefits and potential pitfalls. I consider U.S. Series I Savings Bonds to be among the simplest of all investments. They are savings bonds, after … Continue reading

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Let’s handicap the I Bond’s fixed-rate equation

May 2, 2022 update: Treasury holds I Bond’s fixed rate at 0.0%; composite rate soars to 9.62%. By David Enna, Back in December 2021, I wrote an article contending there was a “slim chance” that the fixed rate for … Continue reading

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