Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities (TIIS)

Definition:

Refers to a broad range of U.S. Treasury securities that are inflation indexed. The most popular are the TIPS. The index for measuring the inflation rate is the non-seasonally adjusted U.S. City Average All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), published monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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