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I'd like to invest in the Treasury Inflation Proof securities (TIPS) but when I look at something like Vanguard or Fidelity, there are umpteen Treasury securities listed and I can't figure it all out.

Then I see that I can buy the TIPS at a Treasury "auction," which occurs I think three/four times a year. What is an auction in this context?

I deal with Scottrade online and wonder if I can buy the TIPS that way.

I'm also confused about what time periods the TIPS are for. One year, five, ten?

And, finally, what's everybody's opinion on this investment?


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