Category Archives: Savings Bond

A new 10-year TIPS will be auctioned Thursday. Anyone interested?

Hint: It won’t be a thing of beauty. But investors may snatch it up. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury on Thursday will offer $16 billion in a new 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, CUSIP 91282CCM1. The coupon rate and … Continue reading

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

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com 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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A stunner: I Bond’s inflation-adjusted variable rate will surge to 3.54% in May

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com U.S. inflation surged 0.6% in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, and provided the final piece of data to determine the new variable rate for U.S. Series I Savings Bonds: a whopping 3.54%, annualized, … Continue reading

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February inflation rose 0.4%: What does it mean for TIPS and I Bonds?

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com As expected, U.S. inflation surged 0.4% in February, triggered primarily by rising gasoline prices. But the overall February inflation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released this morning, is a bag of mixed messages. One … Continue reading

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Could rising real yields cause the Treasury to raise the I Bond’s fixed rate above 0.0%?

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com There’s been a lively discussion going on over at the Bogleheads forum about the possibility that the recent rise in real yields could prompt the Treasury to raise the fixed rate on the Series I Savings … Continue reading

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