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Old 11-02-2015, 10:56 AM   #1
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I bonds new rates

Looks like the treasury upped the 6 month return on I bonds to 1.64% starting today. 0.1% fixed, 0.77% inflation rate. still gives me pause, but I might rethink the investment.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:57 AM   #2
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Thanks for the update.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:48 PM   #3
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Unexpectedly Fiscal Service Announces New Savings Bonds Rates, Series I to Earn 1.64%, Series EE to Earn 0.10%
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:09 PM   #4
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Sweet. My vintage 2000 I-bonds are back to 4.94%. As always, my regret is that I didn't have more than about $4,000 to put into 'em back then....
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And yet...SS will not be getting a COLA because there is no inflation.

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And yet...SS will not be getting a COLA because there is no inflation.
I-bond rates are reset every 6 months; COLAs for SS are based on a period of 12 trailing months.

Note that I-bonds had a negative inflation component in the previous 6 months, too.
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And yet...SS will not be getting a COLA because there is no inflation.

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That's the difference between measuring inflation at a 6 month interval versus 12 months.
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