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  • lo_octane lo_octane Nov 9, 2012 9:33 AM Flag

    New all-time high

    No congratulations for me -- I sold almost all my TIP when the price reached 119 because I thought that price was unsustainable. Shows how much I know. I used to have 25% of my portfolio in TIP and STPZ; now I'm at less than 10%, mostly in STPZ. I want to increase my holdings again, but I don't want to buy more when real rates are zero or negative. So I wait here patiently while Uncle Bennie turns the screws.

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    • Lo--i believe most people are aware of the bubble status of many bond funds. But the excuses for investing more are:
      "there's nowhere else to go" or
      "equities are too volatile" or
      "safe time deposits are paying close to zero"
      I suppose TIP has a kicker in that it offers an inflation indexed return, cold comfort when we know who controls the index.

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