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Top 10 Government, Inflation Protected Bond ETFs

TIP: iShares Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Bond ETFs (TIP) the index includes all publicly issued, U.S. Treasury inflation-protected securities that have at least one year remaining to maturity, are rated investment grade, and have $250 million or more of outstanding face value. This popular issue was first issued in December 2004.

As previously stated, I have misgivings about the strategy of achieving inflation protection using these securities. That said, many institutions use them since their pension fund clients, for example, believe it a prudent strategy despite its many short-comings.

The expense ratio is .20% and AUM is now $20 billion, with average daily trading volume around 800,000 shares. The average duration of the holdings is less than 10 years. The current yield is 2.75% and 1-year total return as of May 2011 is 7.80%.

Data as of May 2011

TIP Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. US Treasury Bond 2.375%: 5.05%
  2. US Treasury Bond 3.875%: 4.90%
  3. US Treasury Note 1.375%: 4.53%
  4. US Treasury Note 1.875%: 4.37%
  5. US Treasury Note 2%: 4.29%
  6. US Treasury Bond 3.625%: 4.17%
  7. US Treasury Note 3%: 4.03%
  8. US Treasury Note 2%: 3.87%
  9. US Treasury Note 1.125%: 3.84%
  10. US Treasury Note 1.625%: 3.73%

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