This ETF offers exposure to long-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 longer duration should be understood before establishing a position. While a longer time to maturity means higher yields, it also introduces additional interest rate risk. Because inflationary environments 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 short end of the duration curve may have additional benefits; these include STIP and STPZ.