iShares TIPS Bond (TIP): Historical Returns

Data Source: from January 1985 to January 2024 (~39 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 January 2024
Live Update: Feb 21 2024
Category: Fixed Income
iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF
ETF • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
0.11%
1 Day
Feb 21 2024
1.63%
Current Month
February 2024

In the last 30 Years, the iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF obtained a 4.90% compound annual return, with a 6.05% standard deviation.

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The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Bond
  • Region: North America
  • Country: U.S.
  • Bond - Duration: All-Term

The iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF is part of the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author TIP Weight Currency
US Inflation Protection 100.00% USD
Couch Potato Scott Burns 50.00% USD
Sheltered Sam 0/100 Bill Bernstein 40.00% USD
Sheltered Sam 10/90 Bill Bernstein 36.00% USD
Eliminate Fat Tails Larry Swedroe 35.00% USD
Margaritaville Scott Burns 33.00% USD
Sheltered Sam 20/80 Bill Bernstein 32.00% USD
Sheltered Sam 30/70 Bill Bernstein 28.00% USD
Four Square Scott Burns 25.00% USD
Sheltered Sam 40/60 Bill Bernstein 24.00% USD
Nano Portfolio John Wasik 20.00% USD
Sheltered Sam 50/50 Bill Bernstein 20.00% USD
Five Fold Scott Burns 20.00% USD
Conservative Income Charles Schwab 18.00% USD
Six Ways from Sunday Scott Burns 16.66% USD
Sheltered Sam 60/40 Bill Bernstein 16.00% USD
Lazy Portfolio David Swensen 15.00% USD
Yale Endowment David Swensen 15.00% USD
Family Taxable Portfolio Ted Aronson 15.00% USD
Seven Value Scott Burns 14.25% USD
Sheltered Sam 70/30 Bill Bernstein 12.00% USD
Four Funds Bogleheads 10.00% USD
Rob Arnott Portfolio Rob Arnott 10.00% USD
Gone Fishin' Portfolio Alexander Green 10.00% USD
Jane Bryant Quinn Portfolio Jane Bryant Quinn 10.00% USD
Lifepath Fund iShares 8.76% USD
Ultimate Buy&Hold FundAdvice 8.00% USD
Sheltered Sam 80/20 Bill Bernstein 8.00% USD
Gretchen Tai Portfolio Gretchen Tai 8.00% USD
Robo Advisor 50 Betterment 6.30% USD
Sheltered Sam 90/10 Bill Bernstein 4.00% USD
Robo Advisor 20 Betterment 3.30% USD
Robo Advisor 80 Betterment 2.40% USD
Global Market Portfolio Credit Suisse 2.00% USD
GAA Global Asset Allocation Mebane Faber 1.80% USD
Robo Advisor 10 Betterment 1.70% USD
Robo Advisor 90 Betterment 1.20% USD

Investment Returns as of Jan 31, 2024

The iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF guaranteed the following returns.

Returns are calculated in USD, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the reinvestment of dividends.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
ISHARES TIPS BOND (TIP) ETF
Consolidated returns as of 31 January 2024
Live Update: Feb 21 2024
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  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of Jan 31, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) Feb 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~39Y)
iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF -0.11 -1.63 0.33 2.02 1.51 2.41 1.92 4.90 6.73
US Inflation Adjusted return 0.03 0.36 -1.55 -1.68 -0.84 2.31 3.83
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jan 1985
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
US Inflation is updated to Jan 2024. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 3.11% , 5Y: 4.16% , 10Y: 2.79% , 30Y: 2.53%

In 2023, the iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF granted a 2.79% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth as of Jan 31, 2024

An investment of 1$, since February 1994, now would be worth 4.19$, with a total return of 319.44% (4.90% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 1.98$, with a net total return of 98.15% (2.31% annualized).
An investment of 1$, since January 1985, now would be worth 12.75$, with a total return of 1175.38% (6.73% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 4.34$, with a net total return of 334.48% (3.83% annualized).

Investment Metrics as of Jan 31, 2024

Metrics of iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF, updated as of 31 January 2024.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the reinvestment of dividends.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
ISHARES TIPS BOND (TIP) ETF
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 31 January 2024 (~39 years)
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Metrics as of Jan 31, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~39Y)
Investment Return (%) 0.33 5.63 2.02 1.51 -1.73 2.41 1.92 3.37 4.90 6.73
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details 0.03 4.89 0.36 -1.55 -7.00 -1.68 -0.84 0.77 2.31 3.83
US Inflation (%) 0.31 0.70 1.66 3.11 5.66 4.16 2.79 2.57 2.53 2.79
Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -5.35 -14.76 -14.76 -14.76 -14.76 -14.76 -14.76
Start to Recovery (# months) details 9* 25* 25* 25* 25* 25* 25*
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 05 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01
Start to Bottom (# months) 6 22 22 22 22 22 22
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10
Bottom to End (# months) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
End (yyyy mm) - - - - - - -
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
-9.24 -9.24 -9.24
Start to Recovery (# months) details 76 76 76
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 05 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2012 12 2012 12 2012 12
Start to Bottom (# months) 6 22 22 22 13 13 13
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2013 12 2013 12 2013 12
Bottom to End (# months) 3 3 3 3 63 63 63
End (yyyy mm) - - - - 2019 03 2019 03 2019 03
Longest negative period (# months) details 10 36* 50 50 77 77 77
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 02 2021 02 2019 09 2019 09 2012 06 2012 06 2012 06
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2024 01 2023 10 2023 10 2018 10 2018 10 2018 10
Annualized Return (%) -1.48 -1.73 -0.16 -0.16 -0.07 -0.07 -0.07
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -7.08 -23.53 -23.53 -23.53 -23.53 -23.53 -23.53
Start to Recovery (# months) details 10* 30* 30* 30* 30* 30* 30*
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 04 2021 08 2021 08 2021 08 2021 08 2021 08 2021 08
Start to Bottom (# months) 7 27 27 27 27 27 27
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10
Bottom to End (# months) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
End (yyyy mm) - - - - - - -
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
-7.07 -11.15 -11.15 -11.15
Start to Recovery (# months) details 55 89 89 89
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 04 2021 08 2021 08 2015 02 2012 12 2012 12 2012 12
Start to Bottom (# months) 7 27 27 45 71 71 71
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2018 10 2018 10 2018 10 2018 10
Bottom to End (# months) 3 3 3 10 18 18 18
End (yyyy mm) - - - 2019 08 2020 04 2020 04 2020 04
Longest negative period (# months) details 12* 36* 60* 120* 189 189 189
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 02 2021 02 2019 02 2014 02 2008 02 2008 02 2008 02
Period End (yyyy mm) 2024 01 2024 01 2024 01 2024 01 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10
Annualized Return (%) -1.55 -7.00 -1.68 -0.84 -0.04 -0.04 -0.04
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 5.60 7.30 6.34 5.15 5.90 6.05 6.63
Sharpe Ratio -0.64 -0.54 0.10 0.15 0.35 0.44 0.41
Sortino Ratio -1.05 -0.72 0.13 0.20 0.46 0.59 0.58
Ulcer Index 2.46 8.71 6.79 4.98 4.46 4.17 3.80
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 0.27 -0.24 0.38 0.37 0.57 0.81 1.01
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 0.28 -0.12 0.16 0.13 0.23 0.33 0.46
% Positive Months details 50% 50% 60% 58% 62% 64% 65%
Positive Months 6 18 36 70 151 231 309
Negative Months 6 18 24 50 89 129 160
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 1.92 5.13 9.83 11.39
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 0.72 0.72 0.72
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized -0.84 2.85 7.18 7.55
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized -1.76 -1.76 -1.76
ROLLING PERIODS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Over the latest 30Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 23.02 14.69 11.54 9.83 7.18 4.90
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -13.10 -2.68 -0.28 0.72 3.20
% Positive Periods 80% 93% 97% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 89.72 29.27 18.57 9.40 6.00 5.49
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 0.69 2.72
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 19.98 12.19 8.74 7.18 4.70 2.31
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -19.31 -7.95 -2.31 -1.76 0.60
% Positive Periods 67% 79% 84% 90% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 89.72 29.27 18.57 9.40 6.00 5.49
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 0.69 2.72
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Over all the available data source (Jan 1985 - Jan 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 40.52 17.65 14.27 11.39 10.27 8.32
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -13.10 -2.68 -0.28 0.72 3.20 4.76
% Positive Periods 82% 94% 98% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 89.72 29.27 18.57 9.40 6.00 5.47
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 0.69 2.62
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 37.55 13.96 9.87 7.55 7.04 5.49
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -19.31 -7.95 -2.31 -1.76 0.60 2.18
% Positive Periods 68% 84% 88% 93% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 89.72 29.27 18.57 9.40 6.00 5.47
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 0.69 2.62
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Terms and Definitions
  • Annualized Portfolio Return: it's the annualized geometric mean return of the portfolio.
  • Deepest/Longest Drawdown: a drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. The deepest (or maximum) drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained. The longest drawdown is the period observed from a peak to the subsequent peak with the greatest duration.
  • Longest negative period: it's the maximum period for which an overall negative return has been observed.
  • Standard Deviation: it's a measure of the dispersion of returns around the mean.
  • Sharpe Ratio: it's a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's calculated by dividing the excess return of the portfolio over the risk-free rate by the portfolio standard deviation. The risk-free rate here considered is the 1-3 Mth T-Bill return.
  • Sortino Ratio: another measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's a modification of the Sharpe Ratio (same formula but the denominator is the portfolio downside standard deviation).
  • Ulcer Index: it's a measure of downside risk that quantifies the depth and duration of drawdowns in an investment portfolio.
  • Best/Worst 10Y returns: the best and the worst 10-year return over a time frame.
  • Rolling Returns: N-year returns over a time frame, calculated over all the available data source (best, worst, % of positive returns). Each rolling period, longer than the longest negative period, yielded a non-negative minimum return.
  • Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, without the portfolio running out of money in any case (money amount withdrawal).
    For instance: Your initial invested capital is 100.000$; withdrawal rate (annualized) is 4%. This means that, in the first month, you will withdraw 100.000 * 4% * 1/12 = 333.33$. The second month, you’ll withdraw 333.33$ plus the inflation monthly rate. You’ll continue adjusting your withdraw monthly for inflation.
  • Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (PWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, preserving the original invested capital, adjusted for inflation too.

Correlations as of Jan 31, 2024

Correlation measures to what degree the returns of the two assets move in relation to each other.

Correlation coefficient is a numerical value between -1 and +1. If one variable goes up by a certain amount, the correlation coefficient indicates which way the other variable moves and by how much.
Asset correlations are calculated based on monthly returns.

Monthly correlations of iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF vs the main Asset Classes, over different timeframes. Columns are sortable (click on table header to sort).

ISHARES TIPS BOND (TIP) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 31 January 2024
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Correlation vs TIP
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years 30 Years Since
Jan 1992
VTI
US Total Stock Market
0.74
0.62
0.50
0.20
0.20
SPY
US Large Cap
0.77
0.63
0.50
0.22
0.22
IJR
US Small Cap
0.48
0.48
0.36
0.12
0.12
VNQ
US REITs
0.70
0.68
0.63
0.33
0.33
QQQ
US Technology
0.69
0.66
0.53
0.12
0.12
PFF
Preferred Stocks
0.49
0.60
0.58
0.36
0.36
EFA
EAFE Stocks
0.83
0.58
0.50
0.21
0.21
VT
World All Countries
0.78
0.62
0.52
0.21
0.22
EEM
Emerging Markets
0.69
0.47
0.45
0.19
0.20
VGK
Europe
0.80
0.58
0.49
0.21
0.21
VPL
Pacific
0.80
0.57
0.49
0.21
0.21
FLLA
Latin America
0.58
0.31
0.31
0.15
0.14
BND
US Total Bond Market
0.95
0.85
0.84
0.83
0.83
TLT
Long Term Treasuries
0.92
0.69
0.69
0.67
0.67
BIL
US Cash
0.27
-0.07
-0.04
0.09
0.10
LQD
Invest. Grade Bonds
0.93
0.83
0.82
0.74
0.74
HYG
High Yield Bonds
0.88
0.71
0.63
0.39
0.40
CWB
US Convertible Bonds
0.58
0.54
0.48
0.25
0.25
BNDX
International Bonds
0.91
0.84
0.79
0.62
0.63
EMB
Emerg. Market Bonds
0.83
0.67
0.67
0.45
0.45
GLD
Gold
0.61
0.48
0.49
0.34
0.32
DBC
Commodities
0.01
0.09
0.11
0.26
0.25

If you want to learn more about historical correlations, you can find out here how the main asset class are correlated to each other.

Drawdowns

A drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. A maximum drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained.

ISHARES TIPS BOND (TIP) ETF
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 February 1994 - 31 January 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 31 January 2024 (~39 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-14.76% Jan 2022 Oct 2023 22 in progress 3 25 10.37
-11.79% Sep 2008 Oct 2008 2 Sep 2009 11 13 5.42
-10.68% Feb 1994 Oct 1994 9 May 1995 7 16 7.40
-9.24% Dec 2012 Dec 2013 13 Mar 2019 63 76 4.32
-6.47% Feb 1996 May 1996 4 Oct 1996 5 9 4.44
-5.32% Feb 1999 Dec 1999 11 Mar 2000 3 14 3.77
-5.32% Jun 2003 Jul 2003 2 Dec 2003 5 7 2.32
-4.82% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Aug 2004 4 5 2.77
-4.37% Dec 1996 Mar 1997 4 Jun 1997 3 7 2.17
-3.37% Nov 2001 Dec 2001 2 Apr 2002 4 6 2.07
-3.05% Nov 2010 Dec 2010 2 Apr 2011 4 6 2.01
-2.75% Oct 2002 Oct 2002 1 Dec 2002 2 3 1.95
-2.60% Sep 2005 Apr 2006 8 Aug 2006 4 12 1.40
-2.47% Jul 2005 Jul 2005 1 Aug 2005 1 2 1.42
-2.30% Dec 2006 Dec 2006 1 Mar 2007 3 4 1.39
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 125 2.9 Months 34.63%
 
DD = 0% 34.63%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 169 2.1 Months 46.81%
 
DD <= -5% 81.44%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 47 7.7 Months 13.02%
 
DD <= -10% 94.46%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 20 18.1 Months 5.54%
 
DD <= -15% 100.00%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -20% 100.00%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -25% 100.00%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-23.53% Aug 2021 Oct 2023 27 in progress 3 30 15.83
-13.12% Mar 2008 Oct 2008 8 Sep 2009 11 19 4.83
-12.54% Feb 1994 Oct 1994 9 Aug 1995 10 19 8.20
-11.15% Dec 2012 Oct 2018 71 Apr 2020 18 89 7.30
-7.88% Jan 1996 May 1996 5 Nov 1996 6 11 5.28
-7.72% Oct 1998 Dec 1999 15 Oct 2000 10 25 4.32
-5.99% Jul 2005 May 2006 11 Nov 2007 18 29 3.64
-5.73% Jun 2003 Jul 2003 2 Jan 2004 6 8 2.60
-5.02% Dec 1996 Mar 1997 4 Jul 1997 4 8 2.48
-4.97% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Dec 2004 8 9 2.58
-3.98% Nov 2010 Jan 2011 3 Jul 2011 6 9 2.40
-3.26% Nov 2001 Dec 2001 2 May 2002 5 7 2.00
-3.13% Oct 2002 Nov 2002 2 Dec 2002 1 3 2.16
-2.83% Feb 2021 Mar 2021 2 Jul 2021 4 6 1.83
-2.14% Dec 2009 Dec 2009 1 Apr 2010 4 5 1.44
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 75 4.8 Months 20.78%
 
DD = 0% 20.78%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 150 2.4 Months 41.55%
 
DD <= -5% 62.33%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 102 3.5 Months 28.25%
 
DD <= -10% 90.58%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 17 21.2 Months 4.71%
 
DD <= -15% 95.29%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 11 32.8 Months 3.05%
 
DD <= -20% 98.34%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 6 60.2 Months 1.66%
 
DD <= -25% 100.00%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-14.76% Jan 2022 Oct 2023 22 in progress 3 25 10.37
-11.79% Sep 2008 Oct 2008 2 Sep 2009 11 13 5.42
-10.68% Feb 1994 Oct 1994 9 May 1995 7 16 7.40
-9.45% Mar 1987 Sep 1987 7 Jan 1988 4 11 4.91
-9.24% Dec 2012 Dec 2013 13 Mar 2019 63 76 4.32
-6.47% Feb 1996 May 1996 4 Oct 1996 5 9 4.44
-5.32% Feb 1999 Dec 1999 11 Mar 2000 3 14 3.77
-5.32% Jun 2003 Jul 2003 2 Dec 2003 5 7 2.32
-4.82% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Aug 2004 4 5 2.77
-4.70% Mar 1988 May 1988 3 Sep 1988 4 7 2.66
-4.42% Dec 1989 Apr 1990 5 Jun 1990 2 7 2.28
-4.37% Dec 1996 Mar 1997 4 Jun 1997 3 7 2.17
-4.18% May 1986 May 1986 1 Jun 1986 1 2 2.41
-3.82% Jan 1992 Apr 1992 4 Jun 1992 2 6 2.47
-3.65% Feb 1985 Feb 1985 1 Apr 1985 2 3 1.98
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 184 2.6 Months 39.15%
 
DD = 0% 39.15%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 214 2.2 Months 45.53%
 
DD <= -5% 84.68%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 52 9.0 Months 11.06%
 
DD <= -10% 95.74%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 20 23.5 Months 4.26%
 
DD <= -15% 100.00%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -20% 100.00%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -25% 100.00%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-23.53% Aug 2021 Oct 2023 27 in progress 3 30 15.83
-13.12% Mar 2008 Oct 2008 8 Sep 2009 11 19 4.83
-12.54% Feb 1994 Oct 1994 9 Aug 1995 10 19 8.20
-12.22% Sep 1986 Sep 1987 13 May 1989 20 33 5.05
-11.15% Dec 2012 Oct 2018 71 Apr 2020 18 89 7.30
-7.88% Jan 1996 May 1996 5 Nov 1996 6 11 5.28
-7.72% Oct 1998 Dec 1999 15 Oct 2000 10 25 4.32
-6.65% Dec 1989 Apr 1990 5 Dec 1990 8 13 3.47
-5.99% Jul 2005 May 2006 11 Nov 2007 18 29 3.64
-5.73% Jun 2003 Jul 2003 2 Jan 2004 6 8 2.60
-5.02% Dec 1996 Mar 1997 4 Jul 1997 4 8 2.48
-4.97% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Dec 2004 8 9 2.58
-4.64% Jan 1992 Apr 1992 4 Jul 1992 3 7 2.72
-4.44% May 1986 May 1986 1 Jun 1986 1 2 2.57
-4.19% Feb 1985 Feb 1985 1 May 1985 3 4 2.22
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 116 4.1 Months 24.68%
 
DD = 0% 24.68%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 205 2.3 Months 43.62%
 
DD <= -5% 68.30%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 114 4.1 Months 24.26%
 
DD <= -10% 92.55%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 18 26.1 Months 3.83%
 
DD <= -15% 96.38%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 11 42.7 Months 2.34%
 
DD <= -20% 98.72%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 6 78.3 Months 1.28%
 
DD <= -25% 100.00%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 

Rolling Returns

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A rolling return is a measure of investment performance that calculates the return of an investment over a set period of time, with the starting date rolling forward. This approach can provide a more accurate representation of the investment's historical performance and helps investors to evaluate the investment's consistency over time.

ISHARES TIPS BOND (TIP) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 February 1994 - 31 January 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 31 January 2024 (~39 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -13.10 01/2022
12/2022
0.86$ -1.41 0.98$ 5.63 1.05$ 12.71 1.12$ 23.02 01/1995
12/1995
1.23$ 1.51 19.48%
2Y -7.09 11/2021
10/2023
0.86$ 0.62 1.01$ 5.88 1.12$ 10.24 1.21$ 15.27 10/2000
09/2002
1.32$ -4.12 11.57%
3Y -2.68 11/2020
10/2023
0.92$ 1.32 1.04$ 5.79 1.18$ 9.55 1.31$ 14.69 06/2000
05/2003
1.50$ -1.73 6.77%
5Y -0.28 12/2012
11/2017
0.98$ 2.00 1.10$ 5.37 1.29$ 8.81 1.52$ 11.54 01/2000
12/2004
1.72$ 2.41 2.33%
7Y 0.61 02/2012
01/2019
1.04$ 2.28 1.17$ 5.67 1.47$ 8.63 1.78$ 10.58 04/1997
03/2004
2.02$ 2.00 0.00%
10Y 0.72 10/2012
09/2022
1.07$ 2.96 1.33$ 5.06 1.63$ 7.94 2.14$ 9.83 11/1994
10/2004
2.55$ 1.92 0.00%
15Y 2.51 09/2008
08/2023
1.45$ 3.77 1.74$ 5.28 2.16$ 7.62 3.00$ 8.29 12/1994
11/2009
3.30$ 3.08 0.00%
20Y 3.20 11/2003
10/2023
1.87$ 4.06 2.21$ 5.47 2.90$ 6.38 3.44$ 7.18 07/1994
06/2014
3.99$ 3.37 0.00%
30Y 4.90 02/1994
01/2024
4.19$ 4.90 4.19$ 4.90 4.19$ 4.90 4.19$ 4.90 02/1994
01/2024
4.19$ 4.90 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -19.31 10/2021
09/2022
0.80$ -3.20 0.96$ 3.01 1.03$ 9.84 1.09$ 19.98 01/1995
12/1995
1.19$ -1.55 32.95%
2Y -11.91 11/2021
10/2023
0.77$ -1.51 0.97$ 3.53 1.07$ 7.75 1.16$ 12.95 10/2000
09/2002
1.27$ -8.44 26.11%
3Y -7.95 11/2020
10/2023
0.77$ -0.55 0.98$ 3.47 1.10$ 6.99 1.22$ 12.19 06/2000
05/2003
1.41$ -7.00 20.92%
5Y -2.31 10/2018
09/2023
0.88$ -0.04 0.99$ 3.10 1.16$ 6.28 1.35$ 8.74 01/2000
12/2004
1.52$ -1.68 15.28%
7Y -2.39 11/2016
10/2023
0.84$ 0.07 1.00$ 3.26 1.25$ 5.95 1.49$ 8.12 04/1997
03/2004
1.72$ -1.43 14.44%
10Y -1.76 10/2012
09/2022
0.83$ 1.33 1.14$ 2.70 1.30$ 5.29 1.67$ 7.18 11/1994
10/2004
2.00$ -0.84 9.13%
15Y 0.19 03/2008
02/2023
1.02$ 1.62 1.27$ 3.18 1.59$ 5.04 2.09$ 5.64 12/1994
11/2009
2.27$ 0.50 0.00%
20Y 0.60 11/2003
10/2023
1.12$ 1.53 1.35$ 3.25 1.89$ 4.10 2.23$ 4.70 12/1994
11/2014
2.50$ 0.77 0.00%
30Y 2.31 02/1994
01/2024
1.98$ 2.31 1.98$ 2.31 1.98$ 2.31 1.98$ 2.31 02/1994
01/2024
1.98$ 2.31 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -13.10 01/2022
12/2022
0.86$ -0.97 0.99$ 6.33 1.06$ 15.02 1.15$ 40.52 04/1985
03/1986
1.40$ 1.51 17.69%
2Y -7.09 11/2021
10/2023
0.86$ 1.12 1.02$ 6.91 1.14$ 11.99 1.25$ 23.83 03/1985
02/1987
1.53$ -4.12 8.74%
3Y -2.68 11/2020
10/2023
0.92$ 1.91 1.05$ 6.78 1.21$ 10.86 1.36$ 17.65 09/1990
08/1993
1.62$ -1.73 5.07%
5Y -0.28 12/2012
11/2017
0.98$ 2.41 1.12$ 7.08 1.40$ 10.06 1.61$ 14.27 09/1988
08/1993
1.94$ 2.41 1.71%
7Y 0.61 02/2012
01/2019
1.04$ 3.00 1.22$ 6.86 1.59$ 10.03 1.95$ 13.02 01/1985
12/1991
2.35$ 2.00 0.00%
10Y 0.72 10/2012
09/2022
1.07$ 3.32 1.38$ 7.53 2.06$ 9.34 2.44$ 11.39 03/1985
02/1995
2.94$ 1.92 0.00%
15Y 2.51 09/2008
08/2023
1.45$ 3.94 1.78$ 7.33 2.88$ 9.48 3.88$ 10.29 10/1987
09/2002
4.34$ 3.08 0.00%
20Y 3.20 11/2003
10/2023
1.87$ 5.01 2.65$ 6.75 3.69$ 8.54 5.15$ 10.27 03/1985
02/2005
7.06$ 3.37 0.00%
30Y 4.76 11/1993
10/2023
4.02$ 5.52 5.01$ 6.69 6.98$ 7.17 7.97$ 8.32 03/1985
02/2015
10.99$ 4.90 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -19.31 10/2021
09/2022
0.80$ -3.11 0.96$ 3.82 1.03$ 11.89 1.11$ 37.55 04/1985
03/1986
1.37$ -1.55 31.22%
2Y -11.91 11/2021
10/2023
0.77$ -1.10 0.97$ 4.05 1.08$ 9.04 1.18$ 20.74 03/1985
02/1987
1.45$ -8.44 21.75%
3Y -7.95 11/2020
10/2023
0.77$ -0.09 0.99$ 3.87 1.12$ 7.60 1.24$ 13.96 09/1990
08/1993
1.48$ -7.00 15.90%
5Y -2.31 10/2018
09/2023
0.88$ 0.48 1.02$ 4.26 1.23$ 6.87 1.39$ 9.87 09/1988
08/1993
1.60$ -1.68 11.22%
7Y -2.39 11/2016
10/2023
0.84$ 0.98 1.07$ 4.27 1.34$ 6.84 1.58$ 8.74 01/1985
12/1991
1.79$ -1.43 10.36%
10Y -1.76 10/2012
09/2022
0.83$ 1.56 1.16$ 4.72 1.58$ 6.43 1.86$ 7.55 03/1985
02/1995
2.07$ -0.84 6.29%
15Y 0.19 03/2008
02/2023
1.02$ 1.88 1.32$ 4.72 1.99$ 6.23 2.47$ 7.09 04/1989
03/2004
2.79$ 0.50 0.00%
20Y 0.60 11/2003
10/2023
1.12$ 2.83 1.74$ 4.33 2.33$ 5.55 2.94$ 7.04 03/1985
02/2005
3.90$ 0.77 0.00%
30Y 2.18 11/1993
10/2023
1.90$ 2.94 2.38$ 4.14 3.37$ 4.46 3.70$ 5.49 03/1985
02/2015
4.96$ 2.31 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF?

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency (Win %) are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.
For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.55
80%
-0.29
40%
0.19
40%
0.51
80%
0.15
60%
-0.20
60%
1.93
100%
-0.28
40%
-2.18
0%
0.22
40%
1.39
100%
0.59
80%
Best 2.1
2020
0.9
2020
2.9
2023
3.0
2020
1.8
2019
1.0
2020
4.3
2022
2.3
2019
-0.4
2020
1.4
2022
2.8
2023
2.4
2023
Worst -2.1
2022
-1.7
2021
-1.9
2022
-2.2
2022
-1.7
2023
-3.1
2022
0.0
2023
-3.7
2022
-6.7
2022
-0.7
2023
0.3
2019
-1.3
2022
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 1985 - Jan 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.90
80%
-0.17
50%
0.26
44%
0.51
80%
0.14
50%
0.04
60%
1.07
80%
-0.04
50%
-1.49
10%
0.05
50%
0.55
80%
0.23
60%
Best 3.2
2015
1.2
2016
2.9
2023
3.0
2020
2.0
2014
2.2
2016
4.3
2022
2.3
2019
0.8
2016
1.4
2022
2.8
2023
2.4
2023
Worst -2.1
2022
-1.7
2021
-1.9
2022
-2.2
2022
-1.7
2023
-3.1
2022
-0.5
2018
-3.7
2022
-6.7
2022
-1.5
2018
-2.1
2016
-1.3
2022
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 1985 - Jan 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.94
80%
0.28
59%
0.20
51%
0.27
64%
0.70
64%
0.75
67%
0.84
72%
0.63
62%
0.12
59%
0.59
69%
0.70
76%
0.73
62%
Best 4.5
1988
7.0
1986
5.9
2009
3.0
2020
7.7
1985
5.4
1986
4.7
1997
3.6
2002
3.2
1988
5.8
1987
4.1
2007
6.5
2008
Worst -3.4
1992
-3.7
1985
-4.2
1994
-4.8
2004
-4.2
2013
-3.8
2013
-4.5
2003
-3.7
2022
-6.7
2022
-8.1
2008
-2.3
2001
-2.3
2006
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 1985 - Jan 2024

Monthly Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

ISHARES TIPS BOND (TIP) ETF
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 February 1994 - 31 January 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 31 January 2024 (~39 years)
231 Positive Months (64%) - 129 Negative Months (36%)
309 Positive Months (66%) - 160 Negative Months (34%)
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Investment Returns, up to December 2003, have been derived using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.
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