5 best funds to fight inflation

These funds hold a number of assets to hedge against rising prices -- everything from gold to commodities to Swiss bonds.

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TIPS?  Hmmmmmm.  The government says their is little or no inflation.  The gas pump and the grocery store tells me there is inflation.  I think all of you know who wins.  (Hint:  TIPS payout is based on the inflation the government says we don't have.  You pay at the pump and at the grocery store)
Jun 5, 2014 7:01PM
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The FEDs have no choice but to keep real interest rates at or below zero for the forseeable future. When this becomes impossible due to conflicts with their inflation targeting policies, what do you think they'll do? Do you think they'll raise the rates to keep inflation in line, and risk a huge recession? The Greenspan legacy will not let that happen. My guess is they'll change inflation measurement criteria to look like they're still doing their job. They may also be more honest and just say they have to temporarily abandon inflation targeting policies but that's unlikely. My advice, invest in assets, but not commodities. Commodities are at the end of their 17 year bull cycle. Good luck my friends!
Aug 22, 2014 1:07PM
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Sorry almost forgot.  The Swiss government had to BAIL OUT their largest banks during the world wide debt crisis (CEO mismanagement crisis).  Safe havens?  I would be grateful if some of you could explain a real safe haven in this world.
Aug 22, 2014 2:29PM
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If the killer of James Foley is such a brave fighter for his cause, why does he hide his face like a coward ???Their so brave that they hide in schools behind children!!!
Jun 6, 2014 12:21PM
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All the comments I've read on here seem to come from people who hate both the market and the pundits who write their 2 cents. I miss Jim Jubak. That said, what DO you all own?  The market's been pretty good to me since the 2007-2008 horror.  MSFT, PFE and MO have done pretty darn well for me.  Wish I'd had a piece of  JNJ, GRMC, Duke Energy and a few drilling REITS I'd had my eye on, but....no guts, no bucks, no glory.  Go for it - give me a piece of your wisdom. 
Jun 6, 2014 11:48AM
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Fabians Fables says:

"However, if history has taught us anything, it's that the market has a way of deceiving the vast majority of the investing public."

 

Nooooo. Ya think? Really???  Geez there is a gem from a market shill. These people just do not get it, not even faintly. What they don't get is that THEY have also been duped by this perpetual 'rally.'

'Concentual hallucination (Wolf) at play.

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What happen to a REIT when the tenants default on their lease?  What happens when these funds guess wrong?  Do you get money back from the fund?  Do they refund their management fees?


That's is why the joke is on me (and you too stockholders).

Jun 6, 2014 12:11PM
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God knows the working poor need 15 Dollars Per. Hr. to only exist; and the "Brain Trusts" will use this and their many schemes to get the massive inflation they need to pay back the 17 trillion.
Aug 22, 2014 1:22PM
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Is this guy serious? His advice for hedging against paper money inflation is buying more paper? For reals playa? I don't care what the newly invested paper is supposedly backed by or invested in, it's STILL PAPER. If I was a betting man, and I am, I'd bet this guy makes a seven figure salary shuffling the same paper he is pushing.
Aug 22, 2014 2:43PM
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The ones that say you cant eat gold or silver, should live near Granbury Tx. Next to the H.E.B. store is a small store with a large sign it says we buy gold & silver. There you can take your gold that was bought a few years back for around 500.00 an oz. or silver that was bought for around 4.00 an oz. sell it for a big profit and go buy a few fine steaks and some good beer and have a party with friends.
Jun 14, 2014 11:20PM
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3.49 for a gallon for gas, where do you live??? I just filled up at Costco today for 3.79
Jun 6, 2014 11:58AM
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Time to head over to Zerohedge  to get the real skinny on whats going on...
Aug 22, 2014 1:25PM
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You hedge inflation by getting out of the U.S. Dollar and buying tangible goods that can be used when this currency collapses. Buy seeds, non-perishable goods, bottle water, medicines, ammo, and a weapon to protect you and your family from the herds. Also you can purchase these things for barter cartons of cigarettes  vacuum sealed for freshness, booze and other alcohol, soap, toothpaste, maxi-pad etc...you get my point....they can keep all their gold, silver and stocks. The things I've laid out here will be more valuable then gold or silver or any stock when this thing collapses.
Jun 6, 2014 12:38PM
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North Korea detains U.S. tourists.  Wonder who's next and what obama will trade out for this and the next and the next?
Aug 22, 2014 4:12PM
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Safe havens, Jason Jones??

Things to think about

Someplace where you can hide out, if the SHTF and an good store of food or access to food. Commodities, like gold, silver, platinum, even copper for small exchanges; PLUS a couple of guns and ammo, just in case. Land, if you can defend it;


Things you should avoid: Wall Street, because if inflation REALLY takes off, stock WILL NOT be able to keep up. Paper money for long-term savings. And listening to government shills and idiots about how you should save and invest YOUR money

Jun 6, 2014 10:44AM
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Inflation has been rising since Obama took office. It's been rising at a slow pace not to alarm the public. A report said gas was going to go down. Strange how around here it's been $3.45 for the last 6 months. It jumped to $3.49 for a day then dropped back. At the way inflation is rising we'll be paying Obamas $6 a gallon before Obama leaves the WH.
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I know I will invest in Zimbabwe bonds in my emerging market bond fund.  I will be a billionaire.  Rubles rock too.
Aug 22, 2014 1:20PM
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Unlike one of the posts written in jest, I actually like the Ruble and believe it's a currency worth considering.  Why?  Because Russia's flag is staked on the Arctic Ocean sea floor.  This means they have first rights to open-ocean oil, natural gas, and other resources.  It's only a question of when, not if, that ocean is ice-free, year-round.  What else do you get with the Ruble?  A president who has proven himself, through course of action, to be more American than our current president.
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