Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Inflation-linked Investment Grade

GTIP Top Performer Intra-day
Price $50.44
Today’s Change 0.29%
3:32pm 03/11/2019
SPIP Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $28.55
Today’s Change -0.24%
2:17pm 12/05/2019

ETF.com Insight

With 6 ETFs and over $30.93B in combined AUM, the Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Inflation-linked Investment Grade segment provides exposure to the U.S. space with a focus on Investment Grade securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the SPDR Portfolio TIPS ETF (SPIP), with a total return of 8.87%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) with $20.48BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. SCHP tracks a market-value weighted index of US Treasury inflation-protected securities with at least one year remaining in maturity. SCHP has an expense ratio of 0.05% and tracks the Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Inflation Protected Notes (TIPS).

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Inflation-linked Investment Grade segment is 88 out of 100, with the Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF(SCHP) obtaining the highest rating of 99 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.28% per year, with the Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.05% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.05%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Inflation-linked Investment Grade segment is 80 out of 100, with the Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF(SCHP) obtaining the highest rating of 100 out of 100.

The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 146.09M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP), with $26.43M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF(IVOL), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

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SPIP
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GTIP
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Inflation Protected Notes (TIPS) has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.

Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to . This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.

Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, follows a strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

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