ETF Research and Analysis

by Phillip Yoo, CAIA
PIMCO 1-5 Year US TIPS Index ETF STPZ is a solid, reasonably priced option for exposure to short-term Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. However, the fund earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Bronze because there   Read more 

Bull Case

This fund provides direct exposure to changes in the Consumer Price Index, with low interest-rate and credit risk.
This fund is cheaper than most of its category peers. Read more 

Bear Case

If inflation is below expectations, the fund will likely underperform non-inflation-protected U.S. Treasuries.
There are lower-cost alternatives. Read more 

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