BlackRock Inflation Protected Bond Fund

2 / 5 Stars
2 2 2 4 3
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
E+ (Sell)

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The fund has returned -6.30 percent over the past year, 2.65 percent over the past three years, and 4.93 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 2.3%
1 Year -6.3%
3 Years (Annualized) 2.7%
5 Years (Annualized) 4.9%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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The investment seeks to maximize real return, consistent with preservation of real capital and prudent investment management. The fund invests at least 80% of assets in inflation-indexed bonds of varying maturities issued by the U.S. and non-U.S. governments, their agencies or instrumentalities, and U.S. and non-U.S. corporations. It may invest up to 20% of its assets in non-investment grade bonds or securities of emerging market issuers. The fund maintains an average portfolio duration that is within ±20% of the duration of the Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Index (the benchmark). It is non-diversified.


Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
BlackRock Inflation Protected Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 1.47 percent.

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Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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