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

STPZ Top Performer Intra-day
Price $52.42
Today’s Change 0.15%
4:00pm 09/20/2019
PBTP Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $24.96
Today’s Change 0.08%
4:00pm 09/20/2019

ETF.com Insight

With 4 ETFs and over $9.80B in combined AUM, the Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Inflation-linked Investment Grade Short-Term 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 iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP), with a total return of 3.60%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF (VTIP) with $6.78BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. STIP tracks a market weighted index of U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) with a remaining maturity of less than 5 years. STIP has an expense ratio of 0.06% and tracks the Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury TIPS (0-5 Y).

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Inflation-linked Investment Grade Short-Term segment is 92 out of 100, with the iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF(STIP) obtaining the highest rating of 98 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.10% per year, with the iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.06% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF (VTIP), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.04%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Inflation-linked Investment Grade Short-Term segment is 83 out of 100, with the iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF(STIP) obtaining the highest rating of 100 out of 100.

The Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF (VTIP) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 36.18M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP), with $8.81M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Invesco PureBeta 0-5 Yr U.S. TIPS ETF(PBTP), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

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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 TIPS (0-5 Y) 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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