Morningstar creates TIPS fund category

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investmentsTIPS, an advisory service for individual investors, has created a separate category for mutual funds that invest primarily in TIPS, the Treasury’s marketable-security version of Series I Savings Bonds.

In the Should I just do it myself section of the article, the author, Eric Jacobson, neglects to mention that you can also buy TIPS without a broker through TreasuryDirect.

However, unlike Savings Bonds, when you buy through TreasuryDirect, TIPS are offered for sale on just a handful of days each year, rather than every business day.

For a complete description of TIPS, see TreasuryDirect’s page, TIPS: Rates and Terms.

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FDIC Insured Certificates of Deposit can pay 1 or 2% more than savings bonds when held for a similar length of time. See top CD Rates Below:

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