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Mutual Fund Education

10 Ways to Beat Inflation with Mutual Funds

Mark P. Cussen Sep 19, 2014

Inflation is one of the chief enemies of all consumers and investors. This invisible force inexorably erodes both your purchasing power and the returns you receive on your investments as the prices of goods and services rise. Of course, this effect is not all bad, as it is an inevitable result of economic growth. But it is important for you to know how to protect your savings from shrinking in value over time as a result of this factor. Fortunately, there are several types of mutual funds that can protect you from inflation in different ways.

1. Ditch Your Dollars, Invest Abroad


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2. Find Funds that Pay Dividends



3. Consider Commodities



4. Go for High Yield



5. Go Small


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6. Go Big



7. Energize Your Portfolio



8. Utilize Your Funds



9. Keep Your Portfolio Healthy



10. Index Your Portfolio



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