October 25th, 2017 | MarketWatch
“Why are Investors Told to Buy Inflation Protection, Despite Negligible Risk Since the Recession?”
Gerstein Fisher weighs in on inflation protection in this MarketWatch article. While the U.S. inflation rate has been running at very low levels—rarely above 3% since 2011—some see signs of a pickup emerging. With that in mind, many investment managers are advocating an allocation to Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), and for some investors there may be advantages to owning these bonds. But Gerstein Fisher’s perspective, linked in the article, is that assets like stocks, commodities, and real estate are likely to offer higher-return, more tax-efficient, inflation protection than TIPS.