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  • TIPS: An Under-Appreciated Workhorse [View article]
    Gratian,Thanks for taking the time to comment.
    Jun 13, 2012. 09:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TIPS: An Under-Appreciated Workhorse [View article]
    George,

    Thanks for the kind words and observation.

    As I mentioned in the article, I gave a "simplified" explanation of the mechanics (with link to a more nuanced explanation).

    I did so for a couple of reasons: 1) to someone who is not familiar with TIPS it gets a bit complicated and distracts from a general understanding and 2) The thrust of the article is in regards to the TIP ETF and from an editorial standpoint I felt it was more important to discuss some of the issues the ETF investor may be likely to face.

    Thanks again for the observation. Perhaps I could have given a better explanation of my "simplification."
    Jun 11, 2012. 10:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • TIPS: An Under-Appreciated Workhorse [View article]
    Tanning, I think we will know soon enough, and I can only speak in relative terms.

    As mentioned in 2008/9 the ETF fell by about 17% , in the midst of a 57% drop in the S&P500. The scenario you describe could easily trigger a similar reaction.

    At some point however the political pressure for somebody to step up with inflationary fiat will be unbearable. It of course won't solve any economic problems but will continue to drive the back and forth between inflationary and deflationary train wrecks.
    Jun 11, 2012. 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TIPS: An Under-Appreciated Workhorse [View article]
    Hopple, thank you for the kind words.
    Jun 11, 2012. 03:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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