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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