All posts tagged "tips"

  • WSJ Article Generates Lively Debate on Risk

    The Wall Street Journal recently featured an article entitled, “Stocks are Riskier Than You Think,” by Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu.  The article started out promisingly enough but wandered into the muddy waters promoting active management (hedge funds)...

    • Posted March 19, 2012
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  • 2010 Performance Review

    The year 2010 was marked by a stock market that was strong in the spring with the S&P 500 closing as high as 1,212 on April 26, 2010.  A subsequent vicious correction ensued with the S&P 500...

    • Posted January 16, 2011
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  • TIPS Prices Demand Alternatives

    With Treasury Inflation Protected securities (TIPS) trading at prices approaching record highs and being auctioned off at negative yields investors should probably look for their inflation protection elsewhere. Some alternatives include (in my personal order of preference):...

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Bond Market Action Signals Inflation Dead Ahead

    Scott Grannis has an excellent post on the recent action in the bond market indicating deflation risk is on the wane. The interesting part of the bond market action, however, is in the TIPS market, where yields...

    • Posted October 7, 2010
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  • TIPs To Be Sold From SMA Portfolio Today

    Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) appear to be overpriced at the moment. An arbitrary decision has been made to eliminate all TIPS positions in the SMA Portfolio. iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (TIP) was sold at the market...

    • Posted October 6, 2010
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  • TIPS Yields Are Really Low

    Paul Krugman points out that yields on inflation-protected treasuries are extremely low. According to his chart, the real yield on the 5 year version is now negative, which means investors are willing to take less than the...

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Sell Signal

    The Tactical Timing System has generated a sell signal. To comply with the system the following positions will be sold: Bank of America (BAC) Eaton Vance Floating Rate Trust (EFT) General Electric (GE) Hershey (HSY) Target Allocation:...

    • Posted August 25, 2009
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  • David Dreman, "I’m terrified of bonds"

    David Dreman is concerned about inflation “with all the printing presses around the world running 24/7.” In this environment he feels real estate and stocks may perform well over the next two to three years. He would...

    • Posted June 30, 2009
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  • Are TIPs Overrated as an Inflation Hedge?

    Steven Goldberg, writing for Kiplingers seems to think so, and he also believes Treasury inflation-protected securities are over-priced relative to regular 10 and 30 year treasuries. He claims that in a rising interest rate environment TIPS will...

    • Posted June 17, 2009
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  • Position Initiated in the iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (TIP) Fund

    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...

    • Posted May 27, 2009
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