Want To Beat Stagflation? Invest Like It's the 1970s

If you're looking to beat sticky inflation and slowing growth in your portfolio, consider using the past as a guide for navigating today's mixed-up economy.

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Stagflation – that mix of rising prices and slow growth – hasn't cast a shadow over the U.S. economy in four decades, but experts say the warning signs are flashing like strobe lights at a disco, with the potential to put investors in a tight spot. 

Retirees already know the danger inflation poses to their wallets but may not remember the damage stagflation can inflict on investment portfolios.

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Coryanne Hicks
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Coryanne Hicks is an investing and personal finance journalist specializing in women and millennial investors. Previously, she was a fully licensed financial professional at Fidelity Investments where she helped clients make more informed financial decisions every day. She has ghostwritten financial guidebooks for industry professionals and even a personal memoir. She is passionate about improving financial literacy and believes a little education can go a long way. You can connect with her on Twitter, Instagram or her website, CoryanneHicks.com.