Understanding Inflation: Strategies to Protect Clients' Assets

Becker, Joseph
June 2010
Journal of Financial Planning;Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p32
Academic Journal
The article offers strategies on how financial advisers can help clients cushion the effect of inflation on their investments in the U.S. The author advises financial advisers to monitor the Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) spread to be able to determine about the prospect for higher inflation. He also identifies commodities, gold and real estate as investable assets that will benefit from rising inflation. He further states that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could be useful tools for financial advisers who are interested in allocating these assets to client portfolios.


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