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Old 05-31-2006, 09:51 AM   #1
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2% Real Rate of Return on FI?

Assuming 40% for taxes (35% Fed and 5% state), is a 2% real rate of return on fixed income securities even possible these days? Seems like the best I can come up with is <1.5% whether I use tax free munis or not. Thx for the help!!
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Re: 2% Real Rate of Return on FI?
Old 05-31-2006, 09:56 AM   #2
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Re: 2% Real Rate of Return on FI?

You cane just about get there with ISM at current prices (1.92% real after taxes).
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:00 AM   #3
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Re: 2% Real Rate of Return on FI?

Sorry to be so clueless but ISM?

Also, while I'm at it - whats the "D" stand for in DH and DW? I see it on the boards all the time and get the gist but cant figure out what the D is.

Thx for the reply.
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Re: 2% Real Rate of Return on FI?

ISM is the ticker symbol for a CPI-linked note issued by Sallie Mae. Search the board for more info.

Yup, D = Dear (or Damn).
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