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The Importance of Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS)

In several of the posts I have written for LearnBonds in the past I have discussed the importance of Treasury Inflation Protected Securities or TIPS in trying to interpret the what the bond markets are trying to tell us. I have focused primarily on the 10-year TIPS because it is a longer-term maturity and is closely watched by many people that closely follow the financial markets. […]

What is Going on in the Bond Market?

In many economic models, economists contend that the “real” rate of interest is related to the expected real growth rate of the economy. Hence, the “real” rate of interest should, in some way move in a direction that is consistent with what market participants believe to be the “expected” growth rate of the economy. […]
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