Lower Duration For Better Inflation Protection

TIP Securities have been around only since 1997, placing them a time period with only relatively tame levels of inflation. That being said, the need for inflation protection is very relevant, and investors now have access to five TIPS ETFs. They give investors a choice among broad based, intermediate, short-term, and long-term durations.

PIMCO Introduces Short Term TIPS ETF

PIMCO has launched the first short term TIPS ETF. The PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund (STPZ) tracks the Merrill Lynch 1-5 Year US Inflation-Linked Treasury Index.

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