ING BlackRock Inflation Protected Bond Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
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Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
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TheStreet.com
E+ (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 -5.75 percent over the past year, 3.51 percent over the past three years, and 5.70 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 2.3%
1 Year -5.8%
3 Years (Annualized) 3.5%
5 Years (Annualized) 5.7%
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. 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

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
ING BlackRock Inflation Protected Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.53 percent.

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Risk

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

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