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iShares TIPS Bond Message Board

  • dr_trade dr_trade Jun 13, 2011 11:15 AM Flag

    TIPS mutual funds: Overrated as a ‘safe harbor’?

    Tipswatch blog has a new post:

    Most bond funds, and especially Treasury funds, are considered a safe harbor during a time of stock market decline. But mutual funds and ETFs that hold Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities don’t always follow that pattern. The market value of TIPS is also influenced by inflation expectations, which puts a complex spin on their pricing.

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