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What Are TIPS, and How Do They Help Protect Against Inflation?

A quick look at the benefits and risks of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, and the best way to invest in them.

Like traditional Treasury bonds, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government (meaning there is no credit risk involved). But, as their name implies, TIPS also offer inflation protection.

Why Invest in Treasury Securities?