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Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS)

The National Credit Union Administration Board (NCUA) adopted a final rule that amends its investments rule to allow federal credit unions (FCU) to purchase Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). Prior to this amendment to §703.14(a), NCUA did not permit FCUs to purchase TIPS. TIPS can be used to help FCUs manage inflation risks. The principal amount of TIPS increases with inflation and decreases with deflation. The Final Rule Analysis can be found here and the final rule can be found here.