Chart: The inflation story is more than just one number

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Some of the factors driving higher inflation are temporary. But other trends are more durable.

 

  • The Federal Reserve pays attention to all drivers of inflation. But the stickier elements are more likely to cause the Fed to act to contain inflation by raising interest rates.

 

  • For investors, it’s important to understand that the inflation story is more than one number.

 

  • In this complicated and fast-moving environment, making portfolio changes because of one inflation number may be imprudent. If you have questions about inflation, talk with your advisor. They can help you understand how to interpret the inflation data.

 

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