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): 6.42% Avg. Volume: 50,817
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): 6.71% Avg. Volume: 37,659
Fees: 0.18% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 6.71% Avg. Volume: 8,586
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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#4 iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 6.14% Avg. Volume: 424,210
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 1.50% Avg. Volume: 81,654
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 1.34% Avg. Volume: 107,700
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): 1.25% Avg. Volume: 127,065
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): 2.99% Avg. Volume: 30,560
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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): 1.46% Avg. Volume: 37,435
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): 17.52% Avg. Volume: 9,482
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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Top Performing Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Funds As of 07.03.2014

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

Total Return: 3.99%

SPDR Barclays TIPS ETF (IPE)

Total Return: 2.21%

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

Total Return: 2.17%

PowerShares DB US Deflation Exchange Traded Notes (DEFL)

Total Return: 1.67%

ProShares Short 30 Year TIPS/TSY (FINF)

Total Return: 1.26%

iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP)

Total Return: 0.78%

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

Total Return: 7.00%

SPDR Barclays TIPS ETF (IPE)

Total Return: 3.68%

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

Total Return: 3.64%

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