Originally Posted by FIRE'd@51
I am curious why you chose the particular TIPS that you did...
I think TIPS mainly make sense to hold to maturity and that's
what I'll most likely do.
Honestly, my selection of a high-coupon one was because I'm
basically in retirement and want the cash flow.
BUt looking from a total return standpoint, I've heard it said
1. Long maturity - to lock in the good rate as long as possible.
2. Low coupon - to minimize the loss from not reinvesting the
coupon payments at rates as advantageous.
3. Low inflation factor - to minimize potential losses from deflation.