I must say, I'm surprised. The inflation rate is in line of what we were expecting (mmaybe a bit low, but no one expected over 1%). What is intriguing is that not only is this the first time I-bonds have ever come in below, or even close to, EE bonds, we're talking losing out by almost 1.4%.I'm reading this as an ominous sign (eh, Charlie?). They think inflation is going through the roof, so they don't dare go over the 2% fixed rate, even though they probably won't be selling a whole lot of I-bonds.And, to anyone who is excited about having gotten an I-bond before the rate change, don't forget in 6 months you'll be getting 2.57% for the following 6 months, unless you cash in and lose 3 months interest and pay your taxes. Glad I stuck to CDs.