Investors grudgingly pay up for inflation protection, the Treasury selling $13B in 56-month TIPS...

|By:, SA News Editor

Investors grudgingly pay up for inflation protection, the Treasury selling $13B in 56-month TIPS at -0.75% - the 5th consecutive auction of negative yields. Bid-to-cover ratio of 2.35 vs. a recent average of 2.78; direct bidders took down 7.6% vs a recent 15.6%, indirect bidders 43.8% vs. a recent 39%. On-the-run TIPS take a bit of a tumble after the weakish results. TIP -0.2%.