Category Archives: Savings Bond

Next up: 5-year TIPS reissue auctioning Dec. 20, 2012

The Treasury on Thursday will announce its last 2012 auction of a Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, mostly likely a reopening of CUSIP 912828SQ4 which matures on April 15, 2017. UPDATE 12/13/12: The Treasury confirmed today that the auction is a reissue … Continue reading

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Forget the 5-year TIPS, buy I Bonds … today

The Treasury is offering a 5-year TIPS Thursday that will have zero appeal for small investors. CUSIP 912828SQ4 will auction with a coupon rate of 0.125%, but buyers will have to pay up – way up – to get the … Continue reading

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Treasury formally announces 5-year TIPS auction on April 19

The U.S. Treasury today posted its formal announcement of the five-year TIPS to be auctioned Thursday, April 19. It is CUSIP 912828SQ4, a new issue. It will most likely auction with a coupon yield of 0.125%. We already know this … Continue reading

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Last pitch for buying I Bonds in 2011

The Treasury will auction a 5-year TIPS on Dec. 15, probably a reissue of CUSIP 912828QD5 that currently carries a yield-to-maturity of -0.980%. Yes, that is a negative, and it means buyers of this TIPS are willing to accept a … Continue reading

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Yes or no on 10-year TIPS auction on Sept. 22?

The U.S. Treasury is offering a reissue of CUSIP 912828QV5, which originally auctioned on July 21, 2011, with a yield to maturity of 0.639%. This TIPS has a coupon rate of  0.625% and will mature on July 15, 2021. The auction will close … Continue reading

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Buy I Bonds? Heck yes, buy I Bonds!

Excellent timing on a question today from reader Slizzle: With TIPS yields getting more and more negative, the rates on I-bonds are looking more and more superior every day (since they do not drop below zero). Is anyone else speculating … Continue reading

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Next auction: Reissue of a 5-year TIPS, Aug. 18, 2011

Update: Buy this issue? I say, no. The U.S. Treasury will auction a reissue of a 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security on Aug. 18, 2011. It will be interesting to see how much buyer interest this auction can raise. My point … Continue reading

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