October 01, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT
The Ultimate Deflation-Fighting ETF
It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that investors around the world were bracing for the fallout from massive stimulus plans implemented to lift the global economy out of a recession. The consensus opinion was that the increase in global money supply stemming from billion dollar capital injections would put firm upward pressure on prices, causing inflation to test the high end of central bank comfort zones–and perhaps even climb above 10% in parts of the developed world. Some well-known hedge funds started making bets on a hyperinflationary environment, while smaller investors flocked towards assets they believed would hold value if CPI spiked. For most, that asset class was inflation-protected bonds–fixed income securities that see the face value adjusted as CPI increases. Cash inflows into the Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (TIP) approached $9 billion for all of 2009, as the ultra-popular fund doubled in size. What a difference a few [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: Five ETFs To Own During The “Great Deflation” ETF Ideas For Deflation Defense PowerShares, Deutsche Bank Team Up On 3x Leveraged Bond ETNs
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