ETF Research and Analysis

by Phillip Yoo, CAIA
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays TIPS ETF IPE is a solid, low-cost option for broad market-cap exposure to Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. However, there comparable funds available for less, which limits this fund to a   Read more 

Bull Case

This is one of the cheapest TIPS funds available.
TIPS provide protection against unexpected inflation.
This is a good complementary holding for an equity portfolio given its historically low correlation with the S&P 500. Read more 

Bear Case

If inflation is below expectations, the fund will likely underperform non-inflation-protected U.S. Treasuries.
This portfolio has greater exposure to interest-rate risk than most of its peers.
Because the underlying index is market-cap-weighted and does not target a specific maturity, the fund's duration can change over time.  Read more 

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