NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- When Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, first appeared in 1997, they were hailed as powerful solutions for retirement savers.Because TIPS can prevent portfolios from being eroded by inflation, some academic researchers argued that all long-term investors should hold the securities. But in recent years it has become clear that inflation securities can be quirky. During the market turmoil of 2008, TIPS suffered sizable losses and lagged well behind inflation. Lately TIPS have climbed.
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