Inflation Uncertainty

Business / Finance / Inflation Uncertainty: Also called purchasing power risk, the risk that changes in the real return the investor will realize after adjusting for inflation will be negative.

Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS)

Business / Taxes / Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS): US Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) adust the principal twice a year to reflect inflation or deflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The interest rate is fixed and is paid MORE

Inflation-Indexed Securities

Business / Finance / Inflation-Indexed Securities: A clause in a contract providing for increases or decreases in inflation depending on fluctuations in the cost of living, production costs, and so forth. MORE

Inflation-Escalator Clause

Business / Finance / Inflation-Escalator Clause: The fact that future inflation rates are not known. It is a possible contributing factor to the makeup of the term structure of interest rates. MORE

Personal Inflation Rate

Business / Finance / Personal Inflation Rate: The inflation rate as it affects a specific individual. MORE

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

Business / Taxes / Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS): TIPS, or Treasury inflation-protected securities, are inflation-indexed Treasury bonds and notes. They protect you against deflation as well. TIPS pay a fixed rate of interest like traditional Treasur MORE

Wage-Push Inflation

Business / Finance / Wage-Push Inflation: A loan agreement provision allowing the lender to deduct payments from an employee's wages in case of default. MORE

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