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TIPS BONDS FAKE INFLATION PROTECTION!

Interest-Rates / Inflation Oct 26, 2022 - 11:05 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Interest-Rates

How to protect one self form INFLATION! Well what the investment industry sold to their clients were Inflation Protected Bond funds! The sales pitch went that when Inflation soars and regular bonds fall don't worry you are protected so given that inflation has taken off like a rocket have these bond funds delivered on their sales pitch?


ishares TIPS Bond ETF

If you go to the ishares website you get this current chart which does not quite tell the true picture.in terms of the magnitude of the recent price drop and failure of TIPS to do what's written on the tin, i.e. protect against inflation.

THIS is the reality of the so called TIPS! A spectacular collapse in price all the way back to levels not seen since 2011! This is why investors need to be wary of the sales pitches that vomit out of fund managers mouths who are nothing more than sales people eager to bank their annual fees by selling investors lemons such as this! Inflation protection they said! Instead investors get a collapse worse than if they had just invested in dividend paying stocks and without the upside of stocks!

The bottom line is that if you wanted to invest in TIPS then steer clear of the funds, invest directly in the actual bonds that have maturity dates, where the longer the date the more volatile the bond price.

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