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Fund Investors Seek Inflation Protection

Money is flowing into funds that provide a hedge against inflation.

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At the end of October 2021, the Consumer Price Index was up 6.2% from a year earlier. Meanwhile, investors have poured money into Morningstar Categories that provide a hedge against inflation: commodities broad basket, commodities focused, and inflation-protected bond. This increase has closely followed the Consumer Price Index over the past three years. As price levels increased, so did flows into these categories.

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