Investment and Inflation

Understanding the Relationship Between Inflation and Investing

There has been a lot in the news of late regarding inflation, and rightly so. As such, we thought it would be helpful to provide a primer as to how this relates to financial planning and investments.

As its most basic, inflation is the rate at which the average prices of goods and services in an economy increase over a period of time. Inflation is measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which complies data to track the relative costs of goods such as gasoline, food, clothing, and automobiles over time to gauge the overall rise in price of consumer goods and services.

So how can inflation impact your investments?

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Timothy Hole

Timothy Hole

CFP®, CIMA®
Director of Financial Planning

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