Position Initiated in the iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (TIP) Fund

By on May 27, 2009

Today a position in the iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (TIP) ETF was initiated in the SMA portfolio. TIP represents approximately 18% of the portfolio.

According to an article by ETF Grind at Seeking Alpha, TIP is not the perfect inflation hedge due to the U. S. government’s manipulation of inflation numbers. They suggest some alternatives including SPDR DB International Government Inflation-Protected Bond Fund (WIP).

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