Has anyone seen the TIP rates? TIPS are inflation protected Treasury bonds and arguably offer a view of the minimum amount of “risk-free” real?return people expect on their money. According to Accrued Interest, the 2-year TIP yield is now -0.72%. That’s negative zero point seven two percent. People are willing to give their money away for the next two years to avoid?risking more in risky assets. This fits in line with the poor rates Jason pointed out at his banks. Throw inflation into the picture and they lose money. It kind of reminds me of people being held up at gun point and sheepishly handing over their wallet to keep from getting shot. It’s criminal. But keep reading the article above for some interesting alternatives that take advantage of the situation we find ourselves in.