Corporate Inflation-Linked Securities

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Corporate Inflation-Linked Securities

A bond or other debt security issued by a private (that is, non-government) company with an interest rate that varies according to inflation. A corporate inflation-linked security, for example, may pay a fixed coupon plus an additional coupon with the amount adjusted every so often according to some inflation indicator, such as the Consumer Price Index. If these securities are held to maturity, then the investor guarantees that the return will exceed the rate of inflation. Corporate inflation-linked securities exist to provide a low-risk investment vehicle in which the return is guaranteed not to fall below the rate of inflation. See also: I Bond.
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