Inflation-Protected Security - IPS

A type of fixed-income investment that guarantees a real rate of return. The real rate of return is the nominal return, less the inflation rate, thus protecting investors from inflation.

The purchase of IPS products is most often done with government products, such as Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS), but private sector companies also offer these products.


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