Morningstar has launched the Morningstar US Real Asset Index, a diversified portfolio of liquid assets that traditionally provide a hedge against inflation, including Treasury inflation-protected securities, real estate investment trusts, and commodity stocks and futures.

The index holds approximately 40% TIPS, 30% commodities futures, 15% REITs, and 15% commodity stocks, including both companies involved with resource extraction and master limited partnerships engaged in resource transportation and processing. Morningstar reconstitutes the index semi-annually.

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