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  • springbubbler springbubbler May 18, 2012 8:08 AM Flag

    10-yr TIPS sold 6% over Face Value -0.4% yield

    Who is buying this garbage? Negative real yield and government lies about the inflation rate.

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    • Who has been buying worthless garbage bank stocks over the last 2 years?

      TIPS are just getting started. I'm pretty sure they are backed by China.

    • Spring--the argument for buying TIPS is that you are getting a rate similar to the 10 year US t-note when factoring in the recent inflation stats (somewheres around 2%), and you are taking an option on higher inflation, should it occur. (forget who is calculateing inflation and trust me). There are a lot of funds that have to buy fixed income and this is attractive.

      That being said, I don't agree with it, but maybe some of the investors here can give better reasons, other than its been going up for three years (TIP) and has to continue becuase of that.

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