The iShares Barclays Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Bond Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index (Series-L). The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in the bonds of the underlying index and at least 95% of its assets in U.S. government bonds. The underlying index measures the performance of the inflation-protected public obligations of the U.S. Treasury. Inflation-protected public obligations of the U.S. Treasury, commonly known as "TIPS," are securities issued by the U.S. Treasury that are designed to provide inflation protection to investors.
Barclays TIP Overview http://us.ishares.com/product_info/fund/overview/TIP.htm
Yahool information link http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TIP TreasryDirect http://treasurydirect.gov/indiv/products/products.htm Treasury securities by Bankrate.com http://www.bankrate.com/rates/interest-rates/treasury.aspx
Point & Figure Charts http://stockcharts.com/help/doku.php?id=chart_school:chart_analysis:pnf_charts
U.S. Debt Clock http://www.usdebtclock.org/