Category Archives: Investing in TIPS

Treasury sets I Bond’s new fixed rate at 0.4%; composite rate is now 6.89%

Fixed rate for Series EE Savings Bonds soars from 0.1% to 2.1%; doubling period remains at 20 years. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury announced this morning it is raising the fixed rate of the U.S Series I Savings … Continue reading

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New 5-year TIPS auctions with a real yield of 1.732%, highest in 15 years

Still, real yield was lower than expected as inflation expectations surged higher. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The Treasury’s offering of $21 billion in a new 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security resulted in a mixed bag for investors: The real yield of … Continue reading

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Get ready: This week’s 5-year TIPS auction is a ‘unicorn’

Rarely seen: High real yield, high coupon rate, discount to par value. Update: New 5-year TIPS auctions with a real yield of 1.732%, highest in 15¬†years By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury on Thursday will offer $21 billion in … Continue reading

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September inflation report sets I Bond variable rate at 6.48%; Social Security COLA rises to 8.7%

Annual core inflation hits 6.6%, a 40-year high. This isn’t good news for financial markets. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Here is it, the most important Inflation Day of the year, setting in stone the inflation-adjusted variable rate on U.S. Series … Continue reading

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TreasuryDirect launches its revamped website (sort of)

The outer shell is new, information is easier to find, more clearly presented. And then … same old, same old. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com If you’ve visited everyone’s favorite financial website — TreasuryDirect.gov — in the past few days, you … Continue reading

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