Best Fit Treasury Inflation Protected Securities

These ETFs are supposed to provide protection against inflation because the principal of the bond increases with inflation as tracked by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). TIPs pay interest twice a year at a fixed rate. They are considered some of the safest investments available because they are backed by the U.S. federal government.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

#1 Schwab U.S. TIPs ETF (SCHP)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 3.26% Avg. Volume: 35,486
Fees: 0.07% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Index

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#2 SPDR Barclays TIPS ETF (IPE)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 3.31% Avg. Volume: 20,671
Fees: 0.18% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays U.S. Government Inflation-linked Bond Index

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#3 iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 3.02% Avg. Volume: 682,973
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Index

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#4 PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (STPZ)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.36% Avg. Volume: 106,035
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: BofA Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year U.S. Inflation-Linked Treasury Index

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#5 Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF (VTIP)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.38% Avg. Volume: 87,084
Fees: 0.10% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities TIPS 0-5 Years Index

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FlexShares iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (TDTT)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.32% Avg. Volume: 243,813
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Markit iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index

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FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (TDTF)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 1.05% Avg. Volume: 88,831
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Markit iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index

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iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.45% Avg. Volume: 16,952
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities TIPS 0-5 Years Index Series-L

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PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (LTPZ)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 9.14% Avg. Volume: 8,549
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: BofA Merrill Lynch 15+ Year U.S. Inflation-Linked Treasury Index

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PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (TIPZ)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 3.30% Avg. Volume: 2,756
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Benchmark: BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. Inflation-Linked Treasury Index

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Top Performing Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Funds As of 03.05.2014

Schwab U.S. TIPs ETF (SCHP)

Total Return: 0.44%

SPDR Barclays TIPS ETF (IPE)

Total Return: 0.44%

ProShares Short 30 Year TIPS/TSY (FINF)

Total Return: 0.44%

ProShares UltraShort TIPS (TPS)

Total Return: 10.66%

PowerShares DB US Deflation Exchange Traded Notes (DEFL)

Total Return: 9.46%

ProShares Short 30 Year TIPS/TSY (FINF)

Total Return: 8.24%

PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (LTPZ)

Total Return: 6.25%

Schwab U.S. TIPs ETF (SCHP)

Total Return: 3.90%

PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (TIPZ)

Total Return: 3.90%

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