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Barrons TIPS pricing section lists short maturity tips with a yield to maturity of 6.6%. This is the 4.25 01/10 Bid 97-14.

Two questions, how do they calculate YTM, (I know how they do it with conventional bonds) does this include the anticipated increase in NAV with the inflation fix next year? and secondly how easy is it to buy tips on the open market (not new issue)?

Thanks, Dr. Steve
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