Deflating Inflation Blackbook
June 04, 2010
Most investment portfolios are not designed with inflation risk explicitly in mind. As a result, many investors are often dangerously susceptible to an unexpected rise in inflation, which can present one of the most pernicious environments for traditional portfolios. What’s worse, at the same time that many investors’ assets are hit by an inflationary spike, their liabilities or living costs tend to rise. Such a double whammy can leave investors in a deep hole.