|Day Lo||-||Day Hi||-|
This ETF offers exposure to short-dated TIPS, a segment of the U.S. Treasury market that may have appeal to investors looking to protect against inflation. While most investors are familiar with the nuances of TIPS, the ramifications of the shorter duration should be understood before establishing a position. While a shorter time to maturity means lower yields, it also means that investors face less in terms of interest rate risk, making these funds excellent choices for those seeking extremely safe assets. Because inflationary environment are often accompanied by rate hikes, the effectiveness of this tool may be limited in certain situations. There are a number of more broad-based ETF options for exposure to TIPS, including TIP, TIPZ, and SCHP. Moreover, ETFs focusing on the medium or long end of the duration curve may have additional benefits; these include LTPZ and IPE.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for STIP on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Inflation-Protected Bonds with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
|Cash And Equivalents||20.01%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||47.95%|
|1% to 2%||30.75%|
|2% to 3%||1.16%|
|3% to 4%||0.0%|
|4% to 5%||0.0%|
|5% to 6%||0.0%|
|6% to 7%||0.0%|
|7% to 8%||0.0%|
|8% to 9%||0.0%|
|9% to 10%||0.0%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.0%|
|Less Than 1 Year||0.0%|
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Fidelity)
There are 6 other ETFs in the Inflation-Protected Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of STIP relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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