Should Investors Worry About Inflation?

Inflation risks are starting to trouble markets again. How seriously should we take the threat of rising prices and what steps can you take to protect yourself?

James Gard 18 March, 2021 | 9:50AM

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Investors spent 2020 worrying about Covid-19 but now there’s a new enemy making stock and bond markets nervous: inflation.

While the world hasn’t “beaten” coronavirus yet, the vaccine combined with trillions of dollars of government stimulus is expected to jumpstart the global economy this year. But will this spark inflation and a rise in interest rates, bringing the “lower for longer” era to a swift end? We look at the inflationary worries that keep fund managers awake at night – and what you can do to protect yourself.

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