IShares Barclays $ TIPS is an exchange traded fund (ETF) that aims to track the performance of the Barclays US Government Inflation-Linked Bond Index (TIPS) Index as closely as possible. The ETF invests in physical index securities. The Barclays US Government Inflation-Linked Bond Index (TIPS) Index offers exposure to US Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). Only US Dollar denominated bonds that are capital-indexed, linked to an eligible inflation index, have a minimum remaining time to maturity of one year and a minimum amount outstanding of $250 million are included in the index. iShares ETFs are funds managed by BlackRock. They are transparent, cost-efficient, liquid vehicles that trade on stock exchanges like normal securities. iShares ETFs offer flexible and easy access to a wide range of markets and asset classes.