Morningstar Rating

ETF Research and Analysis

by Thomas Boccellari
Suitability
SPDR Barclays TIPS ETF IPE tracks a broad, market-cap-weighted portfolio of U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities with more than $500 million in par and maturities greater than a year. Because TIPS are excluded from   Read more 

Bull Case

TIPS offer protection against unexpected inflation.
The fund's expense ratio is competitive with other TIPS offerings. Read more 

Bear Case

If inflation rises slowly, the fund may underperform non-inflation-protected Treasuries.
Because of the fund's long duration, interest-rate changes may hurt the efficacy of its inflation protection.
Deflation could cause the fund to suspend distributions of monthly interest payments. Read more 

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