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UPDATED May I-Bond Rate Prediction | Buy I-Bonds in April or May?​

Apr 14, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bonds #fixedincome

As some of you know, March inflation numbers - CPI-U - came in earlier this week & It was even higher than what we & the market had expected! Watch on today as I talk about:
- the latest TIPS real yields
- our updated May I-Bond rate prediction &
- how things might play out overall for I-Bonds in May


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Buy I-Bonds or TIPS In April 2024 | I-Bonds vs. TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities)​

Apr 16, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bondbeginners #bondmasters

You could earn more with TIPS, but should you buy them? Let's talk about:
- where TIPS real yields are currently & the 5-Yr TIPS auction on April 18 vs buying I-Bonds
- the similarities & differences between I-Bonds & TIPS &
- why some investors prefer TIPS over I-Bonds & vice versa


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I buy nothing longer than 90 days. I don't trust the govt or banks. Even with FDIC insurance if everything collapses the system is under funded and paying everybody will create hyper inflation Weimar style.
 
i have some IRA money in a gov money market fund (afaxx) ....about 65% T bills.....the fund has been paying high 4% .....looks like the fund is buying T bills now at 4.6% ...still holding a lot in the 2-3 range
 
D3mand for Tbills is so way down they are mak8ng Youtube videos about it. Soon only the FED will buy them and then the fireworks begin.
 

8% Rates Or More? Have Treasury Yields Peaked Or Will They Go Higher?​

Apr 22, 2024

Are 8% rates coming? How high could Treasury yields go? Plus, the recent jump in bond yields & the upcoming Treasury auctions this week. That’s what we’re talking about in our latest YouTube video members & supersavers!


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Redeem Old I-Bonds To Buy April I-Bonds: What Is The Breakeven? (Buy I-Bonds in April or May)​

Apr 25, 2024

Should you redeem 0% fixed-rate I-Bonds in April to buy new I-Bonds & grab the current 1.30% fixed rate (the highest in about 16 years)? What about 0.4% and 0.9% fixed-rate I-Bonds? And if you do, what is the break-even? Watch on & find out!


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How High Will Bond Yields Go | Weekly Treasury Auction Update April 2024​

Apr 27, 2024
The 2-Year Treasury Note hits 5%, last week’s $400+ billion of new issue Treasury auctions & the upcoming week’s big news that could move the bond market - that's what we're talking about in today's video!


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NEW: May I-Bond Rate 2024: Buy I-Bonds Now Or In October?​

May 3, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bonds #fixedincome

Here's what we're covering today:
1. The May I-Bond rate & why we will keep buying I-Bonds
2. What your new rate will be, depending on when you bought your I-Bonds
3. Would we buy new I-Bonds in May or in October? This is always one of the first questions we get when a new I-Bond rate is announced


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New 5.4% 6-Week T-Bill | How How Will Bond Yields Go | Weekly Treasury Auction Update May 2024​

May 5, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bondbeginners #bondmasters

Callable US Treasuries & a new T-Bill, last week’s drop in bond yields, plus 👉 the upcoming week’s auctions & yield expectations for some of those auctions - that's what we're covering in our weekly Treasury auction update video!


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They are selling the 2-yr into the market, but only the FED is buying the 10-yr. That tells you everything.
 

Should I Buy Treasury Bonds Now? | How How Will Bond Yields Go (Weekly Treasury Update May 2024)​

May 12, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bondbeginners #bondmasters

Question of the week: Should you buy Treasury bonds now? Are you foolish for going long on Treasury bond yields at 5+%, if they will meet your financial needs?
What happened to bond yields this past week? Plus, the upcoming week’s auctions & news - that's what we're covering in this week's Treasury update video!


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*Sources can be found in first pinned comment
 
A bit different but related. Jennifer talks about some interesting subjects in this one. 19 mins long.

Nvidia, US Treasuries & The American Consumer | Recession 2024: Part 1​

May 17, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bondbeginners #bondmasters

What do Nvidia, US Treasuries & the American Consumer have in common? That IS what we’ll be talking about because all three of these will help us answer the ultimate question in this video, which is Part I of our two-part Recession 2024 mini-series - what has our country done right so far & why hasn’t a US recession happened yet? Enjoy & stay tuned for Part II (coming soon)!



SOURCES FOR TODAY'S VIDEO:
- https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financing-the-government/interest-rate-statistics
- https://www.wsj.com/economy/global/us-economy-strongest-world-imf-projections-8e707514
- https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/CNY=X/
- https://companiesmarketcap.com/
- https://www.techopedia.com/top-10-countries-leading-in-ai-research-technology
- https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD?locations=CN
- https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/08/16/fact-sheet-one-year-in-president-bidens-inflation-reduction-act-is-driving-historic-climate-action-and-investing-in-america-to-create-good-paying-jobs-and-reduce-costs/
- https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/03/20/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-up-to-8-5-billion-preliminary-agreement-with-intel-under-the-chips-science-act/#:~:text=Thanks%20to%20President%20Biden's%20CHIPS,jobs%20are%20making%20a%20comeback.
- https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/08/09/fact-sheet-one-year-after-the-chips-and-science-act-biden-harris-administration-marks-historic-progress-in-bringing-semiconductor-supply-chains-home-supporting-innovation-and-protecting-national-s/
- https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DPCERE1Q156NBEAhttps://
- fred.stlouisfed.org/series/PSAVERT
 
They might fund social security with T-bills explaining that growth will cover many budget shortfalls. However, there is a future dilemma that could fix the price of T-bills below market around 2% compared to inflation. That is one way how they could make us all bag holders.
 

Buy Treasury Bonds Or CDs In A Retirement Account? | Did Bond Yields Go Up This Week? (May 2024)​

May 19, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bondbeginners #bondmasters

Is it better to buy Treasury bonds or CDs in a tax-advantaged retirement account, inflation data & bond yields from last week - plus, the upcoming week’s auctions & yield expectations for some of those auctions - that's what we're covering in today's Treasury update video!


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SOURCES FOR TODAY'S VIDEO:

- https://treasurydirect.gov/auctions/upcoming/
- https://www.fidelity.com/
- https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financing-the-government/interest-rate-statistics
- https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ppi.nr0.htm
- https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm
- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-05-16/fed-s-mester-suggests-interest-rates-should-stay-high-for-longer
 
A bit different but related. Jennifer talks about some interesting subjects in this one. 19 mins long.

Nvidia, US Treasuries & The American Consumer | Recession 2024: Part 1​

May 17, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bondbeginners #bondmasters

What do Nvidia, US Treasuries & the American Consumer have in common? That IS what we’ll be talking about because all three of these will help us answer the ultimate question in this video, which is Part I of our two-part Recession 2024 mini-series - what has our country done right so far & why hasn’t a US recession happened yet? Enjoy & stay tuned for Part II (coming soon)!



SOURCES FOR TODAY'S VIDEO:
- https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financing-the-government/interest-rate-statistics
- https://www.wsj.com/economy/global/us-economy-strongest-world-imf-projections-8e707514
- https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/CNY=X/
- https://companiesmarketcap.com/
- https://www.techopedia.com/top-10-countries-leading-in-ai-research-technology
- https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD?locations=CN
- https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/08/16/fact-sheet-one-year-in-president-bidens-inflation-reduction-act-is-driving-historic-climate-action-and-investing-in-america-to-create-good-paying-jobs-and-reduce-costs/
- https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/03/20/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-up-to-8-5-billion-preliminary-agreement-with-intel-under-the-chips-science-act/#:~:text=Thanks%20to%20President%20Biden's%20CHIPS,jobs%20are%20making%20a%20comeback.
- https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/08/09/fact-sheet-one-year-after-the-chips-and-science-act-biden-harris-administration-marks-historic-progress-in-bringing-semiconductor-supply-chains-home-supporting-innovation-and-protecting-national-s/
- https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DPCERE1Q156NBEAhttps://
- fred.stlouisfed.org/series/PSAVERT


Here's part 2.

Recession 2024 (Part II): Buy Treasuries Now | Bond Investing 2024​

May 22, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bondbeginners #bondmasters

Are you foolish for buying US Treasuries? Or should you KEEP buying US Treasuries? Is $34 trillion of US debt really a problem? Plus what are we doing with our money based on our findings from this Recession 2024 mini-series? Watch on & find out!


21:05

SOURCES FOR TODAY'S VIDEO:

- https://www.wsj.com/economy/global/us-economy-strongest-world-imf-projections-8e707514
- https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2013/10/28/241295755/a-churchill-quote-that-u-s-politicians-will-never-surrender
- https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financing-the-government/interest-rate-statistics
- https://www.wsj.com/economy/global/us-economy-strongest-world-imf-projections-8e707514
- https://companiesmarketcap.com/
- https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD?locations=CN
 

Treasury Yields Nearly All Up For the Week! | T-Bills, T-Notes vs TIPS: Where To Start​

May 26, 2024 #jenniferlammer #bondbeginners #bondmasters

You don’t want to miss out on some great rates on bonds right now, but you don’t know where to start - T-Bills, T-Bonds or TIPS? Did bond yields go up last week? Plus, the upcoming week’s auctions & yield expectations - watch on for all this & more!


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SOURCES FOR TODAY'S VIDEO:

- https://www.barrons.com/articles/higher-interest-rates-bostic-a99596f5
- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-05-22/fed-s-collins-mester-emphasize-need-for-more-data-to-cut-rates
- https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/fomcminutes20240501.pdf
- https://treasurydirect.gov/auctions/upcoming/
- https://www.fidelity.com/
 
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