Inflation, Gold, Real Estate, and Speculation

“Adding gold and real estate to a 60/40 (60 percent stocks, 40 percent bonds) portfolio looks pretty similar to a 50/50 balanced portfolio,” he wrote. “Those extra positions… are certain to add cost… and do not appear to be worth much unless we do have that perfect storm”…  – David Loeper

“Some investments already in your portfolio might protect against inflation without being strictly anti-inflation plays. For example, if you own a large-cap stock fund, you probably already own shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. or Weyerhaeuser, two traditional inflation-fighters.”

Please consider this another warning.  Be careful when listening to the commercials on A.M. radio stations between the talk shows.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/05/us-column-personalfinance-inflation-idUSTRE7044C520110105

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About Christopher Hessenflow

Christopher Hessenflow is a financial planner in the Chicago area. He works with all sorts of people who are much more interesting than he is. He enjoys his career which lends him time to think and, sometimes, be creative. Chip was born bald.
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