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Subject: Some yield de juour Date: 11/11/2005 9:26 AM
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2-year Treasury 4.43%
3-year Treasury 4.45%
5-year Treasury 4.47%
10-year Treasury 4.53%

5-year TIPS 1.98%
10-year TIPS 2.06%


Note that, during the volatility of the last few days, 5-year TIPS in particular have seen yields go up (in April, the yield was .875%) and the inflation adjustment differential between TIPS and Treasuries has retreated to below 2.5% for both 5 and 10 years (during the oil price surge, 5-year differential reached about 2.75%, and more recently 10 year differential got to about 2.66%). By the way, for those watching for the magical inversion of 2 and 5 year Treasuries, they have gotten closer again.

Meanwhile at Vanguard


Short Term Bond Index Fund yield is 4.51%, duration 2.4
Total Bond Index Fund yield is 4.75%, duration 4.4
Long Term Bond Index Fund yield is 5.19%, duration 10.9
Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Fund yield is 1.87%, duration 7.0 (with * to indicate only John Snow's hairdresser knows for sure).
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