I understand that a TIPS ETF is a pool of bonds and bonds lose value when rates go up. I understand that TIPS have an inflation adjust to possibly keep up with inflation. What we have seen is that the adjustment fails to keep up with the decline in bonds value and TIPS ETF’s are losing money on a total return basis. Soon we will have another rate increase and another leg down for TIPS share price. I am not interested in owning actual TIP bonds. Can anyone suggest a reason to continue to own a TIPS ETF,,,,, even one with a very short duration? Losing money is losing money…..