Federal deficit spending is fueling a boom in Treasury inflation-protected securities and the mutual funds that invest in them. The Wall Street Journal
's Annelena Lobb reports
that investors have pumped over $17 billion into TIPS funds year-to-date, up from less than $10 billion in 2008.
Such funds boasted $51 billion on December 31 and have returned an average of 7.4 percent this year, as of September 21, according to Morningstar.
The iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund
's three new TIPS ETFs, and Vanguard
's Inflation Protected Securities Fund
all gain mentions in the article.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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