SPDR Portfolio TIPS ETF SPIP is a decent choice for exposure to U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities because it provides exposure to the full spectrum of the TIPS market for a reasonably low fee. This is a sensible approach because it is hard for active managers to recoup their fees without taking additional risk or investing away from the TIPS market. Despite its cost advantage, there are cheaper index alternatives. Consequently, it warrants a downgrade to a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Bronze from Silver.
Will SPIP outperform in future?
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The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable SPIP’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the SPIP management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of SPIP’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.