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TIPS

Jan 05 2011

Tips On TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities)

  • Jan 5, 2011

TIPS can serve a useful purpose in investment portfolios by protecting purchasing power and diversifying risk. But at current low yields and falling bond prices, they do not offer very substantial returns, unless there is an unexpected surge in CPI inflation over the life of the bond.

 

Dec 02 1997

Bond Market Summary

  • Dec 2, 1997

Long treasuries are still well above the underlying interest rate (real rate of 4%-5%). The inflation outlook remains tame.