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<Unless the fixed yield on 5-year TIPS goes down to 1% in the next few months>

Loki, I don't understand something.

The open-market rate on 5-year TIPS is over 2%. However, the auction rate is much lower.

I have been thinking of buying 5-year TIPS at the April auction. Will these yield the open-market rate? Will the coupon be low, but the price be discounted, to meet the open-market rate?
Thanks,
Wendy
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