“The American marketplace is an economic jungle. As in all jungles, you easily can be destroyed if you don’t know the rules of survival… but you also can come through in fine shape and you can even flourish in the jungle — if you learn the rules, adapt them for your own use, and heed them.” — Sylvia Porter
We’ve learned a lot about investing over the past 60 years, a period that has seen many breakthroughs in the world of finance. What we know comes from studying public markets and is grounded in serious academic research. The lessons are clear: Investing in markets is an excellent plan for meeting long-term goals, like maximizing your retirement income.
Has the specter of inflation got you spooked? Recent headlines are filled with sightings. In this two-part series, let’s take a closer look at what to make of all the commentary and what you can do about it as an investor. First and foremost, we caution against succumbing to fear or panic in the face of inflation. As usual, careful planning remains your best guide.