|Bid||61.19 x 1400|
|Ask||61.20 x 3100|
|Day's Range||61.18 - 61.47|
|52 Week Range||52.57 - 61.87|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||6.70%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.05%|
Inflation is a natural occurrence in the market economy and a disciplined investor can begin planning for inflation by cultivating ideas for asset classes that do well during inflationary climates. In fact, many people have looked to gold as an "alternative currency," particularly countries whose currency is losing value.
The Fed put stress on the importance of raising inflation to officials' target in its January meeting. This should bode well for the TIPS ETFs.
For investors looking to build a proper bond portfolio, they can look at ETFs that have earned Morningstar’s Gold rating. "Be sure to start building your bond-fund portfolio with core, intermediate-term funds that give you a lot of diversification in a single holding," said Morningstar director of personal finance Christine Benz. "Fixed Income Instruments" include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities.