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Where in the World Do You Put Your Money When America is Inflationary?

Posted by Vident Financial on 11/4/21 9:30 AM

It should probably be obvious, but when inflation has been high in the United States in the past, indices which are outside of the United States have tended to outperform. There is a phenomenon in financial behavior, however, known as 'home bias'.

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Topics: Economics, inflation hedges

When Inflation is High, Buy High?

Posted by Vident Financial on 11/2/21 9:30 AM

The financial industry has various ways of classifying stocks. One is size, but there are also styles of investing, such as buying companies which are expensive (meaning the price is high relative to sales, or earnings or revenues or cash flow, or some other form of income). If stocks are expensive, it's like they are expected to have high earnings growth, otherwise why would investors pay more for them than for the "cheap" stocks?

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Topics: Economics, inflation hedges

Large vs. Small, Cheap vs. Expensive: Which Stocks Indices Did Best in Other High Inflation Times?

Posted by Vident Financial on 10/28/21 9:30 AM

We’ve recently written about various asset classes (commodities, real estate, bonds) during high and low inflation periods. This time, let's zoom in on the stocks.
 

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Topics: Economics, inflation hedges

International, Domestic, Stocks, Bonds, Commodities: Comparing Inflation Hedges

Posted by Vident Financial on 10/26/21 9:30 AM

Last time, we set up an historical analysis about which indices had done well during high (and low) inflation periods. We divided all the available data (which meant time periods where we had both quarterly inflation data and quarterly index performance data overlapping with one another) into the periods with the highest fifth and the lowest fifth, and then looked at how 26 different indices performed during high inflation times (the purple bars) and the low inflation times (gray bars).

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Topics: inflation hedges

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