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TIPs Bonds – Perfect Investment to Protect Cash From Inflation

TIPs Bonds – Perfect Investment to Protect Cash From Inflation

By in Bond, Inflation, Investing | 3 comments

 TIPs Inflation Bonds – Protect Your Cash From Inflation “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.”  Ronald Reagan  Since inflation has been tame in recent years, it’s easy to forget about it’s violent impact. Yet, TIPs bonds can protect your cash from rising interest rates.  One of President Reagan’s (1981-1989) political challenges was combating the rampant inflation of the time. He entered office after record levels of inflation! Here are the inflation rates from 1975 to 1986:  YEAR AVERAGE INFLATION 1986   1.91%  1985   3.55%...

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The Best Investment to Keep Pace With Inflation, Guaranteed -Part 1

The Best Investment to Keep Pace With Inflation, Guaranteed -Part 1

By in Bond, Inflation, Investing, Reader Question | 5 comments

Keep Pace With Inflation With Best Investment for Inflation Protection  “Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.” Milton Friedman In recent year’s we’ve avoided the inflation monster. As Milton Friedman, the famous economist mentioned, inflation is just like a tax and makes everything you buy more expensive!  It’s painful when the soda 12 pack you bought last year for $4.50 costs $5.50 this year. That’s the sting of inflation. But there is a safe way for your money to keep pace with inflation. I originally wrote this post several years ago, certain that...

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How to Handle Inflation-Tips and Strategies

How to Handle Inflation-Tips and Strategies

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 16 comments

“The Feds Big Worry is Inflation, Not Markets” writes Justin Lahart in a recent WSJ.com article.  After writing about inflation for 8 years, my predictions of rising inflation are coming true. Now is the time to learn how to handle inflation. Prices are inching up from recent years, although, nothing like the double digit inflation rates of the 1980’s. In 1980-1982 inflation rates were 13.5, 10.3 and 6.20% respectively. In contrast, the CPI rose 0.5% in January, 2018 and 2.1% over the last 12 months states the BLS.com. Now 2.1% inflation is still quite low, but fears abound that low...

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3 Dividend Stocks to Own In Retirement

3 Dividend Stocks to Own In Retirement

By in Guest Post, Inflation, Investing, Retirement, Stocks | 1 comment

Guest Contributor; Gaurav Sharma 3 Top Dividend Stocks for Retirement If there is and one priority for a retiree investor, it is income.  This can be achieved by owning the best dividend stocks within your investment portfolio.  Dividend stock investing actually has two potential benefits: An opportunity for capital appreciation. A steady or increasing cash flow. A dividend stock investor deploys capital into companies with juicy dividend payments. Depending upon when the dividends are paid, you earn regular cash payments deposited into your brokerage account. After purchasing the stock, there’s no additional work, making dividend investing perfect for retirees....

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What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

By in Advanced Investing, Economics, Inflation, Investing | 4 comments

I’ve enjoyed economics ever since I majored in the field at University. During the last century, I’ve seen rampant inflation – too much money chasing too few goods – leading to exploding prices. I’ve also lived through the recent low inflation rates and the brush with stagflation and deflation. So, what’s up with reflation, the reflation trade and the Trump reflation trade? It’s all over the news, but reflation isn’t as clear cut as the inflation, stagflation or deflation themes. What is Reflation? Reflation has a technical definition, just like inflation. The meaning of reflation describes a governmental fiscal...

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How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 23 comments

 When is Inflation Coming?  “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” Ronald Reagan It’s been more than 6 years since I wrote this original article, and inflation is just recently beginning to pick up. Inflation still hasn’t topped two percent. Is it possible that inflation will remain low indefinitely?  Or does it mean that I stink at predicting the future? Likely, I am not great at predicting the future. Yet, one of the reasons for the low recent inflation rates is vanishing. Inflation rates are correlated with...

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