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Subject:  Re: Question On I Bonds Date:  6/5/2003  5:12 PM
Author:  goodald Number:  7399 of 35576

Thank you Foolferlove and JB

You both answered my questions and raised an interesting point.

What happens if the inflation rate is -1.8% or lower? I'll admit the likelihood of this isn't high but run the numbers in this case.

"the redemption value of your I Bonds will remain the same until the earnings rate becomes greater than zero."

I actually didn't realize that I bonds could have zero growth, I thought the fixed portion would always pay. I'll keep thinking about my options