ETF Research and Analysis

by Phillip Yoo
IShares TIPS Bond ETF TIP gives investors broad exposure to the U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities market at an attractive price, earning it a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver. TIP is the largest TIPS ETF   Read more 

Bull Case

TIPS provide protection against unexpected inflation.
The fund is backed by the large, experienced team.
It is the largest in its category, making it inexpensive to trade. Read more 

Bear Case

If inflation is below expectations, the fund will likely underperform non-inflation-protected U.S. Treasuries.
This portfolio has greater-than-average exposure to interest-rate risk.
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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