TREASURY AUCTION RESULTS
High Yield: 2.190%
It was a very lonely auction for me as a retail investor. I represented 0.17% of the noncompetitive bids (1/584th).
You won't see me complaining though.
Here's a chart comparing the current real yield (adjusted for inflation) of the 30-Year TIPS to the historical real yield of 3-month treasury bills held for 1 year (reinvested 3 times). I've also added the average real yield on the treasury bills and a 5-year moving average.
Click to enlarge.
I'm basically locking in a relatively good long-term rate. Over the next 30 years I expect to significantly outperform money parked in 3-month treasury bills. I don't claim this is safe. I might be wrong. I don't think anything is safe these days. With that in mind, look what World War II did to real yields though.
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