Recapping 2016: The Year In Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities

Summary

  • TIPS yields started and ended the year at relatively high levels, but dipped at midyear.
  • TIPS outperformed the overall bond market as inflation expectations rose, increasing demand for TIPS and softening increases in yield.
  • Are today’s higher yields a head-fake, or a signal of buying opportunities to come?

Treasury Inflation Protection Securities had a promising beginning of 2016 for investors, then a serious slump in yields at midyear, and then a promising rise in yields again after the November elections.

What can we expect in 2017?

Read my full analysis at SeekingAlpha.com

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