Given the current low interest rates and record setting inflation, many investors are looking for different ways to earn interest on their more liquid assets.
Enter the I bond.
A relatively unheard-of Treasury Department offering, the I-Bond is unique in that it’s rate is based on a combination of “Fixed Rate” and “Inflation Rate” to come up with it’s “Composite Rate”. The current “Composite Rate” the bond is paying is a whopping 7.12% annualized.
With any deal potentially this good, there are a few caveats and limitations investors should be aware of:
- $10,000 annual purchase limit per person
- It must be held for a minimum of 12 months
- To get the current 7.12% annualized rate, the I-bonds must be purchased before May 1, 2022
- The current rate is entirely comprised of the “Inflation Rate” portion of the composite, leaving no guaranteed “Fixed Rate” to fallback on if inflation goes back down to manageable levels
- New composite rate calculated every 6 months
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