Long-term investors should be acutely aware of the considerable risk of inflation to their goals and dreams. In what ways can an investor mitigate this risk effectively using the portfolio building blocks available to them? This article provides a broad look at this issue and reviews some of the ‘inflation protection’ candidates including gold, inflation-linked bonds, commodities, commercial property and equities.
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