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  1. It occurs to me that ...

    Quote Originally Posted by marriedputter View Post
    Which is why those close to retirement put more and more money in US Treasuries.

    The average annual rate of inflation is 3.22%. As you can see from this chart if you buy a Treasury Bond the yield is so low that you will actually have guaranteed yourself a loss. The price may fluctuate if you decide you need money and want to sell the bond. A person may gain but a person who is so conservative to buy this investment could not possibly be motivated by that prospect.

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