Articles Tagged ‘inflation hedge’

What are TIPS?
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
You've probably heard about Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). They are treasury bonds that adjust their interest and principal payments with inflation. TIPS will likely become much more popular with the perceived inflation risk that may loom in the future. Like other Treasury securities, TIPS pay interest every six months and repay the total principal amount when they mature. The difference is that TIPS' principal value increases automatically based on the inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). So therefore when the CPI rises, the principal value of the TIPS also increases. Interest payments also rise because the...

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