What You Can Do: To help minimize inflation's bite and preserve the value of your assets, consider investing in a diversified mix of assets such as growth stocks, commodities, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), or corporate bonds. Talk with your advisor about what makes the most sense for you.
3 Questions to Ask Your Advisor
- If inflation rises, is my portfolio diversified enough to continue giving me the income I need?
- Given my attitude toward risk, what assets should I consider in my investment mix?
- Are there ways to potentially hedge inflation that I can consider?
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Please speak to your advisor for more information. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
The investments discussed have varying degrees of risk. Some of the risks involved with equities include the possibility that the value of the stocks may fluctuate in response to events specific to the companies or markets, as well as economic, political or social events in the U.S. or abroad. Bonds are subject to interest rate, inflation and credit risks. Trading in commodities is speculative and can be extremely volatile. Market prices of the commodities may fluctuate rapidly based on numerous factors, including changes in supply and demand relationships; weather; agriculture; precious metals; trade; fiscal, monetary and exchange control programs; domestic and foreign political and economic events and policies; disease; technological developments; and changes in interest rates.
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