Hey, Investors: Don’t Panic about Inflation. Do This Instead.

There are changes investors can make to their portfolios to help keep the effects of inflation at bay. Here are some moves to not just get through this period of rising prices, but possibly prosper as well.

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There has been news circulating about rising inflation, and it has many people concerned. However, oftentimes the headlines fail to mention that inflation is always present in a healthy economy, and it is not necessarily a bad thing. Inflation is representative of growth that is necessary for recovery after a tumultuous economic crisis. Consumer prices rose 4.2% in the 12-month period ending in April, which is the largest increase in over a decade.

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Josh Sailar, CFP®, CPFA
Partner, Blue Zone Wealth Advisors

Josh Sailar is an investment adviser and partner at Blue Zone Wealth Advisors, an independent registered investment adviser in Los Angeles. He specializes in constructing and managing customized advanced plans for business owners, executives and high net worth individuals. He holds the designations of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA), the FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 licenses, as well as tax preparer license.