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A Bond Bear?

Bond markets are down a record amount in 2022. What happened, and is there any good news?
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I-Bonds, Get Your Free Lunch While It's Hot!

I-Bonds: Get Your “Free Lunch” While It’s Hot!

October is the final month to take advantage of a 9.62% annualized rate for six months by purchasing “Series I Savings Bonds” (or “I-Bonds”) from the U.S. Treasury.
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Revisiting the Monthly Bear Market and Yield Curve Inversion

We published earlier articles noting (1) the current bear market didn't exist in monthly data and (2) the current yield curve inversion didn't exist in TIPS data. Neither of those observations is still true.
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I-Bonds vs. TIPS: Compare and Contrast

This article presents an in-depth compare/contrast between I-Bonds and TIPS, with basic facts and color commentary—including several surprising discoveries!
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Inflation-Protected Income with TIPS

How Round Table Uses TIPS to Target Inflation-Protected Income

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) can be used to build inflation-protected income to cover annual spending needs in retirement. Find out how Round Table builds TIPS portfolios for retirement income in this article.
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Whence the Yield Curve Inversion?

The current, much-ballyhooed yield curve inversion is driven entirely by the term structure of inflation expectations!
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A Bond Bear?

A Bond Bear?

Bond markets are down a record amount in 2022. What happened, and is there any good news?
I-Bonds: Get Your “Free Lunch” While It’s Hot!

I-Bonds: Get Your “Free Lunch” While It’s Hot!

October is the final month to take advantage of a 9.62% annualized rate for six months by purchasing “Series I Savings Bonds” (or “I-Bonds”) from the U.S. Treasury.
Revisiting the Monthly Bear Market and Yield Curve Inversion

Revisiting the Monthly Bear Market and Yield Curve Inversion

We published earlier articles noting (1) the current bear market didn't exist in monthly data and (2) the current yield curve inversion didn't exist in TIPS data. Neither of those observations is still true.
I-Bonds vs. TIPS: Compare and Contrast

I-Bonds vs. TIPS: Compare and Contrast

This article presents an in-depth compare/contrast between I-Bonds and TIPS, with basic facts and color commentary—including several surprising discoveries!
How Round Table Uses TIPS to Target Inflation-Protected Income

How Round Table Uses TIPS to Target Inflation-Protected Income

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) can be used to build inflation-protected income to cover annual spending needs in retirement. Find out how Round Table builds TIPS portfolios for retirement income in this article.
Whence the Yield Curve Inversion?

Whence the Yield Curve Inversion?

The current, much-ballyhooed yield curve inversion is driven entirely by the term structure of inflation expectations!

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