Do T-Bills Keep Up with Inflation?

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Re: Do T-Bills Keep Up with Inflation?

Post by dualstow » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:13 am

Thank you, jak. So, FSRRX - I’ll take a look. (Ooh, that’s a hefty ER).

I have a kind of t-bill addiction now, tempted to participate every time there’s an auction.
There are worse addictions. At least it’s not cocaine.
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Re: Do T-Bills Keep Up with Inflation?

Post by mathjak107 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:37 am

dualstow wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:13 am
Thank you, jak. So, FSRRX - I’ll take a look. (Ooh, that’s a hefty ER).

I have a kind of t-bill addiction now, tempted to participate every time there’s an auction.
There are worse addictions. At least it’s not cocaine.
it has a .83 expense ratio but it is a far better choice if inflation is in the air compared to tips . i don't care about the fund expenses being less than 1% if i am being compensated for it compared to other alternatives in that class . i have fidelity total bond fund , it has a much higher expense ratio than say vanguard ... but the actively managed ftbfx beats vanguards index version over almost every time frame after expenses .

so i judge by performance vs er. there are not many inflation oriented income funds i can think of that you can compare to.

fidelity's strategic real return income fund is tips , floating rate loans , income from mortgages and then a portion has gov't securities linked to a commodity index .
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Re: Do T-Bills Keep Up with Inflation?

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dualstow wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:13 am
Thank you, jak. So, FSRRX - I’ll take a look. (Ooh, that’s a hefty ER).

I have a kind of t-bill addiction now, tempted to participate every time there’s an auction.
There are worse addictions. At least it’s not cocaine.
what happens when you work for pepsi but test positive for coke ?
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Re: Do T-Bills Keep Up with Inflation?

Post by sophie » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:56 am

from dualstow's signature: Gold has passed 1645/oz

Thought this was worth recording permanently because...Geez. What is going on with gold? Is this maybe about the coronavirus? Then again...who knows. It's all crowdspeak.
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