BT63 wrote:RockRabbit wrote:So TIPs bad, equities awful! (according to some). So, pick your poison.
My poison, as mentioned in an earlier post, is precious metals and their miners.
At least they're not guaranteed to make a real loss and in theory my chances are 50/50 of making a real gain vs a real loss.
Even the theoretical 50% chance of making a loss on PMs might not end up as bad a loss as the guaranteed annual -1% to -2% with TIPS.
In reality, if inflation is bad, if real rates are negative and if equities are bad, gold has historically had a much better than evens chance of a real return.
BT63, you seem to keep overlooking the fact that TIPS and index-linkers have a very valid part to play in protecting capital in the event of inflation, which is why they are held by PNL, CGT and RICA. The latter also hold gold.
For further information on TIPS and index-linkers, see the links I gave in my earlier post:-
https://masterinvestor.co.uk/funds-and- ... portfolio/