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How Does Inflation Affect Investments?
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"How Does Inflation Affect Investments?"

Regardless of their financial situation, a sudden rise in inflation is a great reason to talk to your clients. Together, you can review their investments to determine whether they’re taking the right steps to have the appropriate level of inflation protection for the long term. Read this article to help guide your conversation with them.

Inflation’s impact is often viewed through the lens of household budgets, as each paycheck purchases fewer of the same items it once did. But inflation can also affect the normal functioning of the economy and investment portfolios. This article covers some of the effects of inflation in light of the recent spike, including:

  • What is causing inflation
  • Why inflation isn’t always bad
  • How inflation affects the economy
  • How today’s inflation compares with past episodes
  • How inflation affects rate of return


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