Here's my opinion for what it is worth.The S&P 500 is up roughly 25% over the past 5 months. That's a 70% annual pace.The strong rally in the stock market has investors thinking that they would rather have their money there.Good luck on that trend continuing long-term.The 30-Year TIPS auction is scheduled to be announced next Thursday. I'm looking forward to participating.Here's some doom and gloom to put long-term trends in perspective.http://illusionofprosperity.blogspot.com/2011/02/long-term-nonfarm-payroll-growth-v2.htmlhttp://illusionofprosperity.blogspot.com/2011/02/long-term-gdp-growth-trend.html
Because I own some! :>))And of course, the official inflation rate is really twice what the lying authorities say it is, so TIPS are not inflation protection really.Then interest rates are most likely to rise up, not down. This means holders will loose principle on the bonds. Of course if and its only a matter of time when the US bond rating is lowered - shudder.