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As many times as I have heard the mechanics of Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities Fund explained, it just doesn't stick.

If one believes that the US total bond market is going to "suffer" from rising interest rates over the short and intermediate term, does it make sense to shift now from Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities Fund (VIPSX) to cash or a dividend producing fund? How does one figure whether the inflation component of VIPSX will more than offset the decrease in treasury prices?

Also, I pose the same question regarding a total US bond market index fund.

Any thoughts?

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