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2-Star ETFs Poised to Plunge: SPDR DB International Government Inflation-Protected Bond?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the SPDR DB International Government Inflation-Protected Bond ETF (NYSE: WIP  ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at SPDR DB International Government and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

SPDR DB International Government facts

Inception March 2008
Total Net Assets $1.4 billion
Investment Approach Seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of an index that tracks the inflation protected sector of the global bond market outside the United States. The fund seeks to track the DB Global Government ex-US Inflation-Linked Bond Capped Index.
Expense Ratio 0.5%
Year-to-Date / 1-Year / 3-Year Returns 11.1% / 14% / 6.6%
Dividend Yield 2.5%
Alternatives iShares Barclays TIPS Bond
SPDR Barclays Capital TIPS

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 16% of the 44 members who have rated SPDR DB International Government believe the ETF will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just a couple of months ago, one of those Fools, TerryHogan, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community: "Even with all the money being dropped out of helicopters by [Ben Bernanke], I still don't see huge numbers for inflation, and the [dividend yield] on these guys is just too low to do anything."

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  • Report this Comment On October 05, 2012, at 12:13 PM, ocassiuso wrote:

    16% of 44 members believe a bond etf will underperform the S&P 500 going forward? Doesn't that imply that 84% believe that WIP will match or beat the S&P? And where are the signs of the "plunge" trumpeted in the headline?

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