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Randy Eschels, CLU, ChFC, CFP®


Garett Eschels



Eschels Financial Group, Inc.

555 S Old Woodward Avenue, Suite 612

Birmingham, MI 48009


Phone:  248-644-1144


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November/December 2021

Countering Inflation

Countering Inflation

Inflation is an increase in the cost of goods and services you use every day. It can rob your money of its buying power. Investors who don’t take steps to cushion their portfolios against the long-term effects of inflation may find themselves without the savings they’ll need to live comfortably in retirement. Purchasing investments that offer a potential hedge against inflation may offer some protection.

Consider Stocks
Over the long term, stock investments have historically offered the best chance for outpacing inflation. However, some stocks perform better than others when inflation is on the horizon. Stocks of companies that produce consumer staples, such as household goods, food, beverages, and hygiene products, tend to do well during inflationary periods because these are items that people aren’t willing to give up. On the flip side, stocks of companies paying high dividends tend to lag behind when inflation is on the rise.

Many people choose to invest in mutual funds, which is convenient and requires fewer decisions than purchasing individual stocks. Mutual funds* provide diversified holdings instantly because investors’ money is invested in a wide variety of securities and has professional management.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
REITs** are corporations that own and manage real estate. They invest in apartment buildings, hotels, medical facilities, offices, warehouses, retail outlets, and just about every other type of property. Investors receive income generated by the REIT’s portfolio.

Your financial professional can help you select investments for your portfolio that offer inflation protection.

*Investors should consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. The fund’s prospectus, which can be obtained from your financial representative, contains this and other information about the fund. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money. Shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

**REITs are subject to various risks such as illiquidity and property devaluations based on adverse economic and real estate market conditions and may not be suitable for all investors. A prospectus that discloses all risks, fees and expenses may be obtained from your financial representative. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. This is not a solicitation or offering which can only be made in conjunction with a copy of the prospectus.


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