3 / 5 Stars
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
U.S. News evaluated 50 Inflation-Protected Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned -5.98 percent over the past year, 2.78 percent over the past three years, and 6.92 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-6.0%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||6.9%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks to maximize real return, consistent with preservation of real capital and prudent investment management. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) 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. Inflation-indexed bonds are debt instruments that are structured to provide protection against inflation. It may invest up to 20% of its assets in non-investment-grade bonds or debt securities of emerging market issuers. The fund is non-diversified.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
ING BlackRock Inflation Protected Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.53 percent.
Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.