Slowing inflation weakens structured note demand, Barclays Capital

Although fear of inflation in the US has decreased, the US Federal Reserve System remains concerned about consumption levels that are leading to wage inflation, said Alan James, Barcap’s director of global inflation-linked strategy research. All of which has enhanced the value of Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) as a defensive instrument as inflation continues to grow and nominal yields increase. In Europe, wages are more rigidly linked to inflation; however there are not as many

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