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Author: ortman Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 35367  
Subject: Re: New I bond rate Date: 5/1/2000 11:45 PM
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Note that the rate on the I bond went up today to 7.49%. These look very attractive to me in a taxable account for reducing equity portfolio risk.

The rate of interest is established at the time of purchase and is guaranteed for 30 years.....


The total annual limit for I bonds is $30,000 per person. Does anyone see any downside to I bonds?

Just a note, that's not a fixed rate. It's a mixture of fixed rate and inflation. 3.6% is guaranteed for 30 years. The remaining 3.82% is the inflation rate. This is adusted with inflation. It goes up with inflation, and goes down with inflation. During deflation, the I rate is zero - giving you only the fixed 3.6%.


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