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U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are designed to help "Protect" bond holders against inflation.
What says Joe Friday? Of late the CRX Commodity index has rallied and TIPS and many other Government bonds have declined in value.
A break of line (1) by the CRX could well spook the bond market! Inflation protected bonds (TIPS) and other bonds would see further price declines if this commodity index breaks out.