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  • ETF
  • TIP
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.33 (0.0%)
    Time: 03/24/17
    Previous Close: $114.12
  • Category
  • Inflation-Protected Bonds
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $110.90
  • 52 Week Hi: $117.30
  • AUM: $22,899.9 M
  • Shares: 200.7 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 1,720,971
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 1,822,994

Alternative ETFs in the Inflation-Protected Bonds Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHP 0.07% $1,935.9 M 314,390 1.02%
Largest (AUM) VTIP 0.10% $3,330.5 M 510,442 0.45%
Most Liquid (Volume) VTIP 0.10% $3,330.5 M 510,442 0.45%
Top YTD Performer WIP 0.50% $489.5 M 58,355 5.36%

Analyst Report

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.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

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.

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TIP Overall Realtime Rating: A

A+ Overall Rated ETF: WIP

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ TIP
Expenses A- SCHP
Performance B- WIP
Volatility B STIP
Dividend A- WIP
Concentration A- WIP

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TIP In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.

TIP Holdings

Filings Data as of: Feb 02, 2017

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 5 of 12
Category Low LTPZ (10)
Category High ILB (187)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 4 of 12
Category Low WIP (13.50%)
Category High LTPZ (104.98%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Federal/Central debt 97.54%
ETF Cash Component 2.46%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Treasury 0.0%
TIPS 0.0%
U.S. Agency 0.0%
MBS 0.0%
U.S. Corporate 0.0%
Asset-Backed 0.0%
Convertible 0.0%
Muni 0.0%
Foreign Government 0.0%
Foreign Corporate 0.0%
Other 100.0%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Government 100.11%
Corporate Bond 0.16%
Option Warrant 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Cash And Equivalents 0.0%
Asset Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Convertible 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Municipal Taxable 0.0%
Government Related 0.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 70.35%
1% to 2% 13.44%
2% to 3% 11.14%
3% to 4% 2.62%
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%
ETF Cash Component 2.46%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 97.54%
AA 0.0%
A 0.0%
BBB 0.0%
BB 0.0%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 2.46%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 17.54%
3-5 Years 19.39%
5-7 Years 14.92%
7-10 Years 26.71%
10-15 Years 6.61%
15-20 Years 0.13%
20-30 Years 12.24%
30+ Years 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 2.46%

TIP Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 8 of 12
Category Low SCHP (0.07%)
Category High ILB (0.60%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (TD Ameritrade, Fidelity)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 5 other ETFs in the Inflation-Protected Bonds ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

TIP Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Return
Rank: 6 of 12
Category Low VTIP (0.10%)
Category High LTPZ (2.15%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 8 of 12
Category Low LTPZ (-0.61%)
Category High ILB (0.97%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 4 of 12
Category Low VTIP (0.75%)
Category High ILB (5.62%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 7 of 12
Category Low LTPZ (-5.79%)
Category High ILB (2.38%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 6 of 12
Category Low VTIP (0.45%)
Category High WIP (5.36%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 10 of 12
Category Low IPE (1.16%)
Category High ILB (6.80%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 5 of 12
Category Low WIP (-4.83%)
Category High LTPZ (14.62%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 6 of 10
Category Low WIP (-1.66%)
Category High LTPZ (8.72%)

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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.

TIP Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low N/A
Category High N/A

TIP Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 10 of 12
Category Low WIP (0.09%)
Category High TDTF (1.50%)

TIP Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 6 of 12
Category Low VTIP (8.79%)
Category High ILB (61.93%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 6 of 12
Category Low TDTT (2.18%)
Category High ILB (18.00%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 6 of 12
Category Low VTIP (1.79%)
Category High ILB (23.38%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 6 of 12
Category Low STIP (1.67%)
Category High ILB (22.04%)
Rank: 11 of 12
Category Low LTPZ (-0.07)
Category High WIP (0.36)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 3 of 12
Category Low TDTT (0.12%)
Category High LTPZ (2.18%)


  • 20 Day MA: $113.70
  • 60 Day MA: $113.83
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.90
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.82
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 11.54
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 21.70
  • RSI 10 Day: 64
  • RSI 20 Day: 57
  • RSI 30 Day: 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 58

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $112.58
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $114.81
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $112.51
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $114.86
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $112.73
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $115.00

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $114.14
  • Support Level 2: $113.84
  • Resistance Level 1: $114.72
  • Resistance Level 2: $115.00


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 56.06
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 77.99
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 55.99
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 75.18

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