Monthly Archives: April 2012

Let’s be negative: Making the case for a 5-year TIPS

The Treasury on April 19 will auction a new issue 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security, and it is likely to have a deeply negative base interest rate. I am going to try my best to explain why anyone would buy this … Continue reading

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Stocks versus TIPS: What’s next for the ‘prudent investor’?

Are Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities now an unsafe or unwise investment? Is the Treasury market at the start of a long bear market? Will stocks greatly outperform bonds over the next 10 years? Burton Malkiel, author of ‘A Random Walk Down … Continue reading

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