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Inflation-Fighters

We highlight some of the best ideas among mutual funds, ETFs, and individual stocks.
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Name
Ticker
Morningstar Category
Morningstar Analyst Rating
World Allocation
Large Blend
Tactical Allocation
Large Blend
World Allocation
World Allocation
Large Blend
Large Blend
Real Estate
Real Estate
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Real Estate
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Bank Loan
Bank Loan
Tactical Allocation
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Real Estate
Large Blend
Inflation-Protected Bond
Large Blend
Large Blend
World Allocation
World Allocation
Large Blend
Large Blend
World Allocation
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Inflation-Protected Bond
World Allocation
Large Blend
Large Blend
World Allocation
Large Blend
Large Blend
World Allocation
Large Blend
Large Blend
Real Estate
Large Blend
Real Estate
Large Blend
Real Estate
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Inflation-Protected Bond
Tactical Allocation
Inflation-Protected Bond
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Inflation-Protected Bond
Large Blend
Inflation-Protected Bond
Inflation-Protected Bond
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Bank Loan
World Allocation
Large Blend
Bank Loan
Real Estate
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Inflation-Protected Bond
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
Real Estate
Inflation-Protected Bond
Large Blend
Large Blend
Bank Loan
Large Blend
Large Blend
Large Blend
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Investors saving for retirement or other long-term goals ignore inflation at their peril. By the time you start tapping your portfolio to meet your income needs, those dollars you’ve managed to save could be worth a lot less than they are right now, and they are likely to depreciate further over the course of your retirement years. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that your portfolio is adequately protected against inflation. Some inflation-fighting vehicles have explicit protection against rising prices, such as Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Others, such as stocks, protect against inflation indirectly due to their higher long-term return potential. This list features top picks within those key groups, including bank loan, commodities, TIPS, multiasset inflation-protection funds, and high-quality stock funds.

List Criteria

Some inflation-fighting investments have explicit protection against rising prices, such as Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Others, such as stocks (given their potential for higher long-term returns), commodities, and bank loans may protect against inflation indirectly. Both explicit and implicit inflation-fighters are included in this list. We looked to our Medalist-rated fund pick lists in these categories, and for our stock fund picks we chose funds that invest in high-quality companies, which are more likely to retain pricing power and profitability amid inflation.