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I don’t know that savers deserve a risk free return, but throughout modern history, it seems savers have been allowed to keep up with inflation. With real interest rates negative for years, and probably for years to come, savers really are being punished. Your article seems incomplete without mentioning this, don’t you think?

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Posted by laskerfan12
Posted on 08/05/2016 5:29 PM
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Well, you can get a real return with TIPS. But they’re not risk free. The question isn’t whether you deserve a real return. I mean, I fully agree that savers don’t deserve to have their savings crushed by inflation, but the question is whether this real return should be RISK FREE. I don’t think it should be.

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Cullen Roche Posted by Cullen Roche
Answered on 08/09/2016 2:32 PM