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1 September 2010 Financial Analysts Journal Volume 66, Issue 5

A TIPS Scorecard: Are They Accomplishing Their Objectives?

  1. Michelle L. Barnes
  2. Zvi Bodie, PhD
  3. Robert K. Triest
  4. J. Christina Wang

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities were developed to provide (1) consumers with assets that permit hedging against real interest rate risk, (2) nominal contract holders a means of hedging against inflation risk, and (3) everyone with an indicator of the term structure of expected inflation. This article evaluates progress toward these objectives.

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