"I just wait until there is money lying in the corner, and all I have to do is go over there and pick it up. I do nothing in the meantime."
- Jim Rogers
In June of 2007, I posted an article describing why TIPS rates were very attractive at the time. How things change in seven months! Back then we had a rate of about 2.7% to 2.8% (plus inflation) across almost the entire yield curve. Now the entire curve is well below 2% and the short end is below 1%.
The total return on 10-year TIPS has been about 11% or 12% since last June. To me, this figure represents the excess over typical bond returns that I originally hoped to achieve over several years by entering at an attractive price. Looking to exit here...