Inflation hedges?

Inflation may rear its head in the US.  It may not.  But most investors have been looking at ways to brace their portfolios against the risk of devalued assets.  Here’s an article about the potential shortfalls of some strategies.  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203917304574414712726387126.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_personalfinance.

Shortfalls or not, inaction leaves one completely exposed and that is unacceptable.  We continue to use multiple measures and assets classes to do as much as possible to help our clients protect their long-term purchasing power. 

We certainly do agree with the article that the government-defined CPI does not necessarily truly represent the rate of inflation.  Here’s another credible take on that issue: http://www.shadowstats.com/

Finally, we couldn’t agree more with the title.  The phrase “No Guarantees” ought to be at least implicit in any financial strategy, projection, or prediction.

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