I can think of 3 choices for bond investing:
1) mutual funds
3) buy individual bonds
Someone pointed me to
ETFConnect - Fund Quick Facts - SPDR Barclays Capital TIPS ETF - IPE
which shows an inflation indexed ETF with an 8% yield. I did not think a yield like that is common for inflation indexed bonds, so feel free to tell me things I don't know about ETFs and why that yield could be so high.
I am not familiar with investing in ETFs, could someone compare/contrast searching for ETFs vs searching for mutual funds?
The only ETFs I know are the ones others point me to. I can find mutual funds by going to T Rowe Price web site, Vanguard web site or similar and find the asset classes I want and pick the fund or funds.
If you think individual bond investing is better than ETF or mutual fund alternatives, feel free to explain.