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Tag Archives: Consumer Price Index

Is Gold A Good Portfolio Diversifier and/or Inflation Hedge?

While gold has traditionally been seen as a tactical way to help preserve wealth during market corrections, times of geopolitical stress or persistent dollar weakness, we think there is a case to be made for gold as a core diversifying asset with a long-term strategic role in multi-asset portfolios...as gold’s historically low or negative correlation with most other asset classes argues in its favor...This article looks at how gold-backed assets have behaved over time as a portfolio diversifier, tail risk hedge and inflation hedge.

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How to Protect Your Portfolio From Inflation

Inflation lurks in the shadows. It destroys value by gradually eroding real returns over time. It is financial death by a thousand cuts. Investors too often look at "the numbers" in their portfolio without asking what those numbers can actually buy over time. It's a classic mistake that John Maynard Keynes termed "money illusion."

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Inflation: What Do the Non-CPI Inflation Gauges Say It Is?

Whenever the BLS posts their monthly CPI there's always the same response from critics that the index is flawed. That's fine. I think a healthy dose of skepticism regarding government data is perfectly good. So let's take a look at some independent gauges to see where prices are.

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The Big Mac Index Reveals the REAL Facts On U.S. Inflation!

A look at the trend in prices of the Big Mac clearly shows that investors are being penalized with higher inflation, lower income from bonds and certificates of deposit and being led to believe that the economy is growing better than it really is. [Let me explain.] Words: 1012; Charts: 2

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