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Subject:  Re: Feb CPI-U up slightly Date:  3/16/2006  9:47 AM
Author:  Foolferlove Number:  15794 of 36473

That brings the next I Bond annualized inflation adjustment (with 5 of the 6 months now available) up to -0.1% (up from -0.5% a month ago).

With only one more month's data to go, it's certainly looking as if the next inflation adjustment is going to be very, very small. (A huge jump in March matching Jan's jump would move the number up to only +1.2%.)

With oil prices dropping recently, it's going to be hard for the March number to very positive, if at all. I agree that we're going to be looking at a very small inflation adjustment for I-bonds.

I'm hoping for a negative number in march, just to see what will happen to the fixed rate.

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