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ETF Research and Analysis

by Brian Moriarty
The iShares TIPS Bond fund TIP offers broad market exposure to Treasury inflation-protected securities. Because TIPS are excluded from aggregate-bond indexes, TIPS funds work well as complementary holdings, especially for   Read more 

Bull Case

By investing in TIPS, the fund provides protection against unexpected inflation.
As the largest TIPS ETF, this fund is cheap to trade. 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. Read more 

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