When Do TIPS Prices Adjust to Inflation Information?
Posted: 12 Apr 2011
Date Written: April 11, 2011
This event study of market efficiency found that prices of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) adjust to inflation information without delay during the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey period and even before the beginning of the survey period. The cumulative effect of unexpected inflation on the TIPS holding period returns peaks at the end of the survey period. After the CPI announcement, there is no discernible price adjustment.
Keywords: Fixed Income, Fixed-Income Markets: Characteristics, Institutions, and Benchmarks, U.S. Treasury Securities, Macroeconomic Effects on Fixed-Income Yields: Inflation and Interest Rates, Term Structure Determination and Yield Spreads: U.S. Treasury Rates
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