Steve Cooperstein commented on Tal Yampolsky's blog post Useful Resources for Financial Literacy
"Thanks Tal. Useful citings. And it gets soooo much worse in respect to retirement

Steve"
Jun 9, 2014
Steve Cooperstein replied to Steve Cooperstein's discussion Hedging inflation
"Thanks David, just what I needed - for now (I may never use it, per se, as it is part of something - an inflation indexed equity based payout annuity - I'd like to get insurance companies to do, and in my experience, that is very problematical, but…"
Feb 24, 2012
Steve Cooperstein posted a discussion
Other than TIPS or I-bonds, are there derivatives or other financial instruments available for hedging an inflation guarantee in a long term bond?Stevesc@is4life.com
Feb 11, 2012

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  • I think I have seen an inflation indexed gmwb payment. To offer full inflation growth it would come at a pretty high cost. You could look at the differance between treasury yields and tips yields to proxy how substantuil the cost would be. The cost could be spread over some combination of the initial income payment and future equity growth. Capping equity growth could be another way to pay for the inflation component. (fixed indexed annuity like)
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