5 Superb Stocks to Shield Against Stagflation

Soaring inflation and slowing economic growth have many investors seeking out stocks that will tamp down stagflation risk. Here are five top-rated names that fit the bill.

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Mounting concerns about a rare economic malady have investors increasingly seeking out stocks that protect against stagflation.

Stagflation occurs when inflation rises while economic growth slows, and the U.S. last suffered from this economic malady in the 1970s to early 1980s. At the time, oil prices skyrocketed and the inflation rate reached double-digits. Meanwhile, unemployment soared to 10.8%, and the S&P 500 lost more than half its value.

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Data is as of March 6. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent payout and dividing by the share price.

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Jaimini Desai
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Jaimini Desai has been a financial writer and reporter for nearly a decade. He has helped countless investors take profitable rides on some of the hottest growth trends. His previous experience includes writing for Investopedia, Seeking Alpha and MT Newswires.

He is the Chief Growth Strategist for StockNews.com and the editor of the POWR Growth and POWR Stocks Under $10 newsletters.