ETF Research and Analysis

by Phillip Yoo, CAIA
FlexShares iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index TDTT is a solid option for exposure to Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. The portfolio's low cost, decent index-tracking record, and the added benefit of a stable   Read more 

Bull Case

The fund's target duration adjustments give investors consistent interest-rate risk across various market environments.
The fund provides protection against unexpected inflation.
This fund delivers a high correlation to the immediate inflation.  Read more 

Bear Case

There are cheaper TIPS strategies available.
If inflation is below expectations, the fund will likely underperform non-inflation-protected U.S. Treasuries.
The fund offers a lower yield than many of its longer-duration peers. Read more 

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