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  • slyfoxx7 slyfoxx7 Mar 7, 2008 11:00 AM Flag

    i need some help understanding tips

    is the tip just a way to protect the treasury bond rates from inflation. i'm sure inflation is hear to stay, but i'm not sure commodities will rise much further. my money market rates went down, and i'm looking for a place to park my money and still benefit on the inflation trend...or inflation plateau. however, does cpi need to rise each time it reports to have a benefit, or does it just need to remain high or above the cpi rate i paid. the fed is having a fire-sale on my savings.

    the way i see it now is why buy. what bond does this fund try to protect 2,5,10, or 30? at only 3.5+% its not protecting much. if the fed cuts again the bond rate goes down, and would i still have to have cpi come in at above 4.5%? 4.5 is the last rate of the cpi.

    where should i put my cash to protect it? a utility with high div? dollar cost average into some commodities?

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