ETF Spotlight: Inflation Protection | ETF Trends

ETF Spotlight on IQ Real Return ETF (NYSEArca: CPI), part of an ongoing series.

Assets: $40.7 million.

Objective: The IQ Real Return ETF tries to reflect the performance of the IQ Real Return Index, which provides a hedge against U.S. inflation rate by tracking the “real return” – the return above the rate of inflation represented by the Consumer Price Index.

Holdings: Top holdings include: iShares Barclays Short Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEArca: SHV) 43.8%, SPDR Barclays Capital 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF (NYSEArca: BIL) 25.7%, SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) 10.3%, iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) 9.4% and PowerShares DB Gold Fund (NYSEArca: DGL) 9.2%.