Massachusetts Deal Uses CPI To Help Investors Beat Inflation

Piazza, Johanna
March 2003
Bond Buyer;3/12/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31591, p1
Trade Publication
Reports that Massachusetts has employed general obligation bonds to the consumer price index (CPI) for protection of investors against inflation. Prices of CPI bonds on February 27, 2003; Benefits for investors from the CPI bonds; Aftermaths of the state's decision to use CPI bonds.


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