Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) is a selection for the real-money Inflation-Protected Income Growth portfolio. In this brief video, portfolio manager Chuck Saletta offers two-and-a-half reasons he's holding on to Texas Instruments' stock despite its substantial rise since he bought those shares a little more than a year ago.

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