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ETF Research and Analysis

by Thomas Boccellari
IShares Barclays TIPS Bond TIP tracks a broad, market-cap-weighted portfolio of U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities with more than a year left until maturity. Because TIPS are excluded from aggregate bond exchange-traded   Read more 

Bull Case

By investing in TIPS, the fund provides 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 negate the fund's inflation protection.
Deflation could cause the fund to suspend distribution of monthly interest payments. Read more 

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