Thursday, June 23, 2016

4 Ways Investors Can Protect Against Rising Inflation

By Money, June 21, 2016 

You probably are familiar with the term the Great Recession, but the "Great Inflation" is not as widely known. That refers to a period in the 1970s and early 1980s that saw inflation surge as high as 14 percent – ouch.

Current levels of inflation are relatively low, but that may change. Is your portfolio ready?

Some inflation is considered good, as it demonstrates underlying demand in the economy or more dollars chasing goods and services. In recent years, central banks around the globe have been trying mightily to stimulate inflation through various means, including quantitative easing and zero – or even negative – interest rates.

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