Monthly Archives: August 2017

July Inflation: Bad News For TIPS, I Bonds And Social Security Benefits

Summary Headline inflation rose 0.1% in July, missing the consensus forecast of 0.2% and continuing a trend of downside misses. Non-seasonally adjusted CPI-U declined 0.07% in July, which will lower principal balances for TIPS in August and tamper the November … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Buy Inflation-Protected Investments?

Summary The idea: Push inflation-protected money into the future, when you will need it in retirement. Both I Bonds and TIPS are super safe investments that can be purchased with zero commissions and fees. The only risk in purchasing ‘inflation … Continue reading

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