|Day Lo||-||Day Hi||-|
This ETF offers broad-based exposure to TIPS, bonds issued by the U.S. government featuring principal that adjusts based on certain measures of inflation. TIP has become tremendously popular as a way of protecting asset values against upticks in inflation, and as such can be used in different ways by a number of different types of investors. This ETF may have appeal as a tactical play when concerns about inflationary pressures intensify, or may be used as a core holding in a long-term, but-and-hold portfolio. As a very low risk asset, TIP will generally feature a relatively meager yield. TIP is one of several broad TIPS ETFs; and it is arguably the most famous of the bunch as it has by far the most assets in the Category. This fund is competitive from a cost perspective and offers up unmatched liquidity, making it worthy of consideration for any investors seeking exposure to this corner of the bond market. While TIPS have become popular as a means of protecting against inflation, it is noted that there are potential limitations to this asset class in accomplishing this objective as well. TIP is by no means a surefire defense against inflation; rising interest rates, which tend to accompany upticks in CPI, have the potential to erode the value of this fund. Short-term TIPS ETFs such as STIP or STPZ may be forth a closer look, as well as more creative alternatives such as CPI, RRF or other real return ETFs.
The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for 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, highlights the best rated ETF in the Inflation-Protected Bonds category for each metric. 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||2.37%|
|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%||62.77%|
|1% to 2%||19.14%|
|2% to 3%||9.98%|
|3% to 4%||4.31%|
|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 section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
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 TIP 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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