This weeks Barron's has an article "How to Hedge Inflation-and Why Now" recommending using short term TIP funds as their yield spread vs coupon Treasuries is very low, making TIPs relatively more attractive/cheap.
VTIP is Vanguard 2.6 yr duration Tip fund. My question involves tax treatment in a taxable account. As there is both coupon and "imputed(?)" interest, how do you keep track of your cost basis?
Also, they mention some closed end funds that are selling at historically high discounts to NAV, WIW and WIA. Anyone have any experience with tax aspects of these?
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