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Old 12-14-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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what is 'TIPS' in the firecalc

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Re: what is 'TIPS' in the firecalc
Old 12-14-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
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Re: what is 'TIPS' in the firecalc

how do i use it. what do you put in?
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Treasury Inflation Protected Securities.

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/...ips_glance.htm
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thanks kb
what figure would i use? ... when 2.5 is in there what does that mean?
it seems to really boost my figures...
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If you don't already own any TIPS, you would not put anything in that field.
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My recollection is that the TIPS rate you use in the calculator, also slightly changes the assumptions about 5 yr Treasuries. Anyone care to run a few test scenarios for us?
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