TIAA-CREF Inflation-Linked Bond Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 2 5 4
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 -6.03 percent over the past year, 3.76 percent over the past three years, 5.90 percent over the past five years, and 4.44 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 2.3%
1 Year -6.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 3.8%
5 Years (Annualized) 5.9%
10 Years (Annualized) 4.4%

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Summary

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

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
TIAA-CREF Inflation-Linked Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.27 percent.

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Risk

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

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