Vanguard is offering investors a way to hedge against future inflation with today’s launch of the Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund (VTIP), in four share classes, including ETF Shares.

The new fund will strive to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, a market-weighted index that measures the performance of inflation-protected U.S. Treasury notes that have a remaining maturity of less than five years. TIPS has an average duration of 2.71 years and an average maturity of 2.76 years.

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