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TIPS are getting attractive

According to data posted HERE, the real yields of TIPS are getting attractive

Date 5 yr 7 yr 10 yr 20 yr*
03/28/06 2.22% 2.25% 2.30% 2.28%

Larry posted a note (49100) on the Diehards website about this today. The upcoming treasury auctions on April 10 (10-yr TIPS) and April 20 (5-yr TIPS) might be good opportunities to get some nice yielding TIPS.

Should I add commodities to my portfolio?

The big debate of the benefits of adding CCF (collateralized commodities futures) funds to a portfolio continues on the Diehards forum (48981). As for myself, I had previously bought PCRIX as part of my Precious Metal / Commodity asset class allocation but decided to eliminate it due to difficulties in re-balancing and performing DCA (PCRIX is a transaction-fee fund at VBS). I replaced it with VGPMX instead.

The new ETF DBC sounds interesting but I would defer any consideration until the expense ratio is lowered to at least below 0.8%.