Tips Depending on what risk you wish to take. Tip's have been a much better place to be instead of owning stock lately. On the other hand CD have been even a better lately. If you plan leaving the Tips? Then you need to think about why you bought them to start with. Then think about where want to put the money in next? You should think what risk and how long and etc your willing to take eg... before you do this.
hmm in this market I would suggest holding onto your wifes TI%S but it depands on several factors such as.,... How big are they? Do you seek comfort? Do they make you feel better about your market losses? Do they sway in a storm or are they firm?
For me I sold my wifes TIPS they were a bad investment!
If you are looking for safe, real rate of return then TIPS certainly do the job. The risk is that the US Government defaulting on its bonds, which I don't think has ever happened nor is likely to. You really can't go too far wrong holding the TIPS.
asking a message board what to do with your wife's investments is like asking a doctor of human medicine what to do about your cars check engine light!
Really only you can answer that question but you can seek advice from an investment advisor, hopefully a qualified one! or just throw some dart pieces of paper marked keep or sell, the one with the most darts on it is what action you take :)
Mostly these boards are do it yourselfer places where you read others views and make up your own mind.