Friday , 3 April 2020

Asset Allocation

The Ins & Outs Of Having TIPS And/Or TIPS ETFs In Your Portfolio

Inflation expectations have been on the rise since before the U.S. election, but markets are now more convinced of higher inflation to come due to President-elect Trump’s talk of fiscal stimulus and tax cuts. Measured by break-evens in the Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) market, inflation expectations for the next 10 years rose to 1.93%, the highest level since the summer of 2015. The long decline in inflation seems to be turning, as the CPI climbed 1.6% year-over-year, the most in two years. This changing environment has piqued investor interest in TIPS, and in turn, TIPS ETFs.

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What Should Investors Do: Flock to Pro-growth Equities, Participate in a New Gold Rush or Stick to the Fundamentals of Value Investing?

What does the average investor do when someone with the temperament of Donald Trump gets into power? Do they flock to pro-growth equities, participate in a gold rush or stick to the fundamentals of value investing? Fund flow data will not show us the answer to this question for at least a few months yet, but we can begin to understand the bigger picture - especially as it relates to gold, fixed income and equities - in the article below.

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