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Beyond TIPS: New Ways To Profit From Inflation

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 8:07 AM
From the Wall Street Journal:
While TIPS were created to generate inflation-proof returns, a new breed of "real-return funds" might provide better protection than TIPS alone.
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,469 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 4:22 PM
Another interesting fund is American Century's new "Strategic Inflation Opportunities Fund" (Fund Symbol: ASIOX). It's a no load "conservative allocation" mutual fund, but is somewhat unique in its allocation: 1/4 in stocks (dividend-paying), 1/4 in commodities, and 1/2 in TIPs. Being a new fund, it doesn't have much of a track record yet, but the allocation seems designed to perform well in a rising inflation environment.
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WilWil242 posts since
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