Inflation-Protected Annuity - IPA

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DEFINITION of 'Inflation-Protected Annuity - IPA'

An annuity investment that guarantees a real rate of return at or above inflation. The real rate of return is the nominal return, less the inflation rate, thus protecting annuitants and beneficiary investors from inflation.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Inflation-Protected Annuity - IPA'

Inflation-protected annuities are becoming more popular with annuity investors who are worried about the risk of inflation decreasing the purchasing power of their money as they age.

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