US Savings Bonds/TIPS

Inflation update of November 2015

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Categorized as: Series I US Savings BondsTIPS
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Based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released today, the annual rate of inflation over the last six months was 2.88%.

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I Bonds and the Federal Reserve

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investmentsSeries I US Savings BondsTIPS
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New Federal Reserve policy favors I bonds.

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10-year TIPS rates dip below zero for first time

Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Categorized as: TIPSUS Credit Rating
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Interest rates continue to fall, never mind the S&P downgrade.

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5-year TIPS auction yield is -0.18%

Friday, April 22nd, 2011
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TIPS rate rises slightly from last fall, still negative.

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4.5-year TIPS auction yield is -0.55%

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Categorized as: TIPS
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TIPS dip to lowest at-auction rate ever.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is 1.43%

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
Categorized as: TIPS
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Yesterday's 10-year TIPS to pay 1.13% more than I bonds.

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TIPS rates jump to levels not seen for six years

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
Categorized as: TIPS
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5-year TIPS rate now above 5-year Notes.

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Government committee recommends death to 5-year TIPS

Thursday, September 11th, 2008
Categorized as: TIPS
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Experts disagree on whether TIPS have cost the Treasury more or less in interest payments.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is 1.485%

Thursday, July 10th, 2008
Categorized as: TIPS
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Today's 10-year TIPS to pay 1.485 percentage points more than I bonds.

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Professionals scorn TIPS and CPI

Monday, July 7th, 2008
Categorized as: TIPS
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And are scorned in return.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is 1.25%

Friday, April 11th, 2008
Categorized as: TIPS
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Yesterday's 10-year TIPS to pay just 0.05 percentage points more than I bonds.

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TIPS rates plunge

Monday, March 10th, 2008
Categorized as: TIPS
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5-year TIPS rate goes negative!

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TIPS rates plunge

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Categorized as: TIPS
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The 5-year TIPS rate is below the I bond fixed base-rate.

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Link between inflation bonds and national credit ratings declines

Monday, November 19th, 2007
Categorized as: Series I US Savings BondsTIPSUS Credit Rating
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Standard & Poor's raises concerns about CPI estimates underestimating inflation in some countries.

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5-year TIPS auction yield is 1.954%

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
Categorized as: TIPS
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The yield was 1.954% in yesterday's 5-year TIPS reopening.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is 2.360%

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
Categorized as: TIPS
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Today's 10-year TIPS to pay 1.06 percentage points more than I bonds.

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20-year TIPS auction yield is 2.60%

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
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20-year TIPS pay 1.3 percentage points more than I bonds.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is 2.749%

Thursday, July 12th, 2007
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Today's 10-year TIPS to pay 1.449 percentage points more than I bonds.

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Congressional Budget Office explains the Consumer Price Index

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
Categorized as: Series I US Savings BondsTIPS
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Learn how the CPI-U is calculated.

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5-year TIPS auction yield is 2.114%

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
Categorized as: TIPS
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TreasuryDirect investors will pay $998.12919 per bond.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is 2.284%

Thursday, April 12th, 2007
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Today's 10-year TIPS to pay 0.884 percentage points more than I bonds.

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20-year TIPS auction yield is 2.42%

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
Categorized as: TIPS
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20-year TIPS pay 1.02 percentage points more than I bonds.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is 2.449%

Thursday, January 11th, 2007
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Today's 10-year TIPS to pay 1.05 percentage points more than I bonds.

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5-year TIPS auction yield is 2.691%

Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Categorized as: TIPS
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The yield was 2.691% in the Treasury's 5-year TIPS auction held this morning.

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Should we worry about inflation?

Friday, September 8th, 2006
Categorized as: Series I US Savings BondsTIPS
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Investors can use inflation-protected securities - Series I Savings Bonds and TIPS - as a hedge against the risk of runaway inflation. But is that a real risk?

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20-year TIPS auction yield 2.494%

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
Categorized as: TIPS
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The yield was 2.494% in the Treasury's 20-year TIPS reopening held this morning.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is 2.55%

Friday, July 14th, 2006
Categorized as: TIPS
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TIPS rates continue to rise.

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5-year TIPS auction yield is 2.379%

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
Categorized as: TIPS
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The yield was 2.379% in the Treasury's 5-year TIPS auction held this morning.

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Roth IRAs and inflation-protected securities

Friday, April 14th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investmentsSeries I US Savings BondsTIPS
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Can I buy a Series I Savngs Bond through TreasuryDirect as a Roth IRA? If not, how do I purchase an I bond or TIPS and establish a Roth IRA with it?

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Morningstar creates TIPS fund category

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investmentsTIPS
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Morningstar.com, an advisory service for individual investors, has created a separate category for mutual funds that invest primarily in TIPS, the Treasury's marketable-security version of Series I Savings Bonds.

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