U.S. Treasury Yields

Benchmark Treasury Yields

U.S. TIPS Yields

Benchmark TIPS Yields

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A Brief Explanation of TIPS

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, provide protection against inflation.  The principal of a TIPS increases with inflation and decreases with deflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U).  When a TIPS matures, the investor receives the adjusted principal or original principal, whichever is greater.  TIPS pay interest twice a year, at a fixed rate that is applied to the adjusted principal; so, like the principal, interest payments also rise with inflation and fall with deflation.

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