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What inflation means for your investment portfolio

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Dec 08, 2021

Whether it’s been at the grocery store or the gas pump, many of us have undoubtably begun to notice higher prices of goods and services in our daily lives.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that for the month of October, the Consumer Price Index — which measures the average change of prices for consumers for a market basket of goods and services — rose by 6.2% over the last 12 months.1 This is the highest reading we have seen in three decades and marks the fifth month in a row that the U.S. year-over-year inflation rate has been greater than 5%.2

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Cole Gustke, CFP®
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