Vanguard's Ken Volpert cautions investors about a rise in short-term rates, and also offers his thoughts on the U.S. debt ceiling as well as Vanguard's TIPS, international-bond, and total bond market funds.
Recent levels of inflation bumped up against the danger zone but should cool off over the next several months, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Oppenheimer's Alessio de Longis says commonly followed inflation statistics are not necessarily reflecting how higher import prices are pinching consumers' purchasing power.
TIPS, real estate, and commodities are great inflation-hedging, liquid investments, says Morningstar's David Blanchett, who details the importance of exposure to these assets.
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