iShares Files for TIPS ETF

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In anticipation of an inflationary environment, iShares has filed for a short-term TIPS exchange traded fund ( ETF ).

TIPS - or, if you're not into brevity, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities - are a way for investors to hedge against inflation. TIPS are similar to regular Treasury bonds in that they have the same credit risk - effectively none - and they're issued by the government. But the difference is how they pay the coupon. [ Your TIPS Questions Answered. ]

The iShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS Bond Fund will hold TIPS with a maturity of five years or less.


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