NEW YORK ( ETF Expert) -- With a yield on the 10-year treasury note near a paltry 2% at the start of 2012 -- as well as a five-year annualized rate of inflation of 2.25% -- purchasing iShares 7-10 Year Treasury (IEF) had few fans in the media.What's more, few investors may have been willing to commit large sums of capital to an investment where one is likely to lose purchasing power; neither preservation nor price appreciation seemed probable.
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