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Now's the Time to Consider These Inflation Protection Strategies

Diversified real assets can enhance a portfolio built for the long run.

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The current market environment is a challenge. With the Consumer Price Index registering increasingly higher values, supply-chain challenges mounting, and fiscal and monetary stimulus continuing unabated, it's reasonable for vigilant investors to wonder what will come next. It behooves those with a long investment horizon to curate portfolios that can withstand periods of inflationary pressures while remaining mindful that additions to a portfolio should improve its overall risk/return profile. What are the options?

Commodities, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, and equities like REITs or energy producers may provide some benefit against inflation, and in the past we've explored how those assets have improved investors' portfolios. However, it can be a challenge to select a single inflation-sensitive exposure from myriad menu options, let alone to conduct the due diligence needed to formulate a complementary combination of them.

Bobby Blue does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.