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Good time/idea to start a TIPS ladder?
Old 10-15-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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Good time/idea to start a TIPS ladder?

Hi folks: One consequence of the recent bloodbath is my stock/bond/cash allocation has been beaten down to where I'm comfortable going forward.
I'm looking to retire in 5 years, so I'm thinking selling the stock funds in my IRAs, replacing them with the first rung of a 5 year TIPS ladder and rebuying the stock funds in my taxable account. Is this a good idea?
The treasury auction is coming up, so I'm thinking the timing is right, but I don't know if TIPS are a good deal relative to other fixed-income alternatives. I do believe there'll be an inflation risk in the future.

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