Monthly Archives: July 2013

Today’s ‘shocker’: Fed will continue bond-buying program

No surprises here. The Federal Reserve noted that the economy is growing slowly and its strategy of near-zero interest rates and monthly bond buying will continue. I’ll just quote today’s Federal Reserve statement on the most predictable news of the … Continue reading

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Honey, there’s a hole in our TIPS ladder!

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities are almost entirely risk free when bought and held to maturity. Default risk? As close to zero as you can get. Inflation risk? Covered. Duration risk? Hold to maturity and forget it. Downgrade risk? We’ve been through … Continue reading

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