A Dandy Inflation Hedge
Fear of inflation is roiling markets again and making investors increasingly nervous. Higher prices are cropping up in many sectors of the economy, and the Federal Reserve is widely expected to hike short-term rates several more times this year. To take out an insurance policy against an inflationary outburst, investors should investigate the Treasury's two kinds of inflation-protection debt securities: TIPS, designed for investors, and Series I Bonds, a new kind of U.S. savings bond.
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