How to inflation-proof your investment portfolio

Inflation has long been a threat to investors. If you want your savings to keep pace with the cost of living, they have to grow in ‘real’ terms – after inflation. But what’s the best way to beat inflation?

Buying the shares of leading companies is one method. Strong demand for these companies’ products should enable them to raise prices at least in line with inflation, safeguarding their profits.

Property is another popular option, as rents tend to rise in line with inflation too.

But shares and property are risky. Their prices fluctuate a lot (to use the City jargon [...]

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