Category Archives: Savings Bond

Any chance the Treasury will raise the I Bond’s fixed rate in November?

Let’s be realistic. It won’t happen. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com This is a question I’ve been getting often in reader e-mails: “Dave, do you think the Treasury will raise the I Bond’s fixed rate in November? Should I wait until … Continue reading

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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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