BlackRock Inflation Protected Bond Fund

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 5 2 4 2
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
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TheStreet.com
D- (Sell)

U.S. News evaluated 52 Inflation-Protected Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned -5.33 percent over the past year, 3.73 percent over the past three years, and 6.03 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 2.5%
1 Year -5.3%
3 Years (Annualized) 3.7%
5 Years (Annualized) 6.0%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

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

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
BlackRock Inflation Protected Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.44 percent.

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Risk

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

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