Registered: Mar 2012
07-04-12 06:03 AM
Quote from newguy05:
Like to get some feedback about long term investment in an inflation indexed bonds etf.
I have build up a decent amount in my company 401k, but it has very limited investment options - just a few etf index funds. One of them invests in inflation indexed bonds. With the assumption that inflation / interest rate will start to kick in within 5 years, is it a good idea to invest in this?
If the assumption is interest will go up, then one should not investment in us treasuries but on the flip side that also means inflation will be going up. So looking for some opinions on putting my money in this etf right now, looking to do about 20% allocation.
One thing you can be sure of if inflation gets out of control they will screw you.
Think about it, the people you are buying the bond from are the same people responsible for creating the conditions ripe for inflation in the first place. They are trying to offload that risk onto willing dupes. I suggest they will change the calculation formula on you just when you need it most.
IOW: I don't know about you but the first person I look to, to buy fire insurance from isn't the local arsonist in his off season fire ins job.