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Prices, Policy and Your Portfolio — Your Inflation Questions Answered

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Though we believe the current excessive rate of inflation is unlikely to persist, investors should always consider inflation protection even in a more normalized inflation environment.

The highest rate of inflation in a generation has jolted investors, policymakers and markets alike. In 2021, consumer prices, as measured by headline Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose 7% year-over-year, the fastest pace since 1982, and significantly higher than the Federal Reserve’s 2% target. This notable increase has sparked concerns around the effect of inflation on investors’ portfolios, wealth plans and ability to fund goals.

Though our forecast calls for the currently high rate of inflation to moderate over time, the outlook remains quite uncertain with many “known unknowns:”

  • How quickly will supply chains recover?

  • Will we see a decline in today’s high energy prices?

  • Will upward pressure on wages continue?

  • What will be the economic consequences of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates and potentially shrinking its balance sheet?

For investors, the best offense remains a good defense, and it is not too late to revisit your portfolio with an eye toward protection against the impact of inflation.

Download the full report to learn answers to common investor questions on the impact of inflation and how to fortify your portfolio and wealth plan in the face of uncertainty. 

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This information is not intended to be and should not be treated as legal, investment, accounting or tax advice and is for informational purposes only. Readers, including professionals, should under no circumstances rely upon this information as a substitute for their own research or for obtaining specific legal, accounting or tax advice from their own counsel. All information discussed herein is current only as of the date appearing in this material and is subject to change at any time without notice.

The information contained herein, including any information regarding specific investment products or strategies, is provided for informational and/or illustrative purposes only, and is not intended to be and should not be construed as an offer, solicitation or recommendation with respect to any investment transaction, product or strategy. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All material has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy, completeness and interpretation cannot be guaranteed.

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