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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 -6.57 percent over the past year, 2.99 percent over the past three years, 6.87 percent over the past five years, and 4.95 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-6.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||3.0%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||6.9%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||4.9%|
The investment seeks a long-term rate of return that outpaces inflation, primarily through investment in inflation-linked bonds. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in fixed-income securities whose principal value increases or decreases based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers ("CPI-U"), over the life of the security. Typically, it will invest in U.S. Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities ("TIIS"). Under most circumstances, the fund's investments in inflation-linked bonds of foreign issuers is generally less than 20% of its assets.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
TIAA-CREF Inflation-Linked Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.27 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.