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Inflation matters

In Brief: Inflation matters

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Inflation finally returning to Western economies, aided by the ‘Trumpflation effect’ has been described as a ‘hidden tax’.  When investing the corrosive effect of rising prices can impact the value of your assets. It’s important to consider ways to mitigate inflation in your investment portfolio. Protecting your portfolio against the potential threat of rising inflation might begin with a review of the investments most likely to provide returns that outpace inflation. Inflation is a market force that is impossible to completely avoid. However, by planning for it and putting a strong investment strategy in place, you might be able to help minimise the impact of inflation on your savings and long-term financial plans.

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