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Protection Against Inflation: TIPS Or Gold?

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 8:35 PM
Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) can help ensure your savings stay ahead of inflation. However, there are risks, and some may think Gold is a better hedge against inflation. This Bogleheads thread provides a good comparison of the risks of 10-year TIPS vs. Gold (owned through an ETF).

There was also another good Bogleheads thread which reviews the question of whether it's better to buy TIPS from TreasuryDirect or from a mutual fund in your brokerage account.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
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