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Stagflation: What Is It and Should You Care?

July 14, 2022

Phew, what a roller coaster we’ve all been riding. There’s so much going on in the world right now, and a lot of it is less-than-happy news. Understandably, most of us have nagging worries about what’s going on in the financial markets, and what sort of impact market volatility may have on our investments.

Adding to those concerns are the often-confusing headlines from the news media. Especially when talking heads start throwing out terms that many folks don’t understand. One of those terms we’ve heard a lot lately is “stagflation.”  So, what is it?

Stagflation is defined by stagnant economic growth and elevated inflation. This type of environment is particularly troublesome for investors, as it negatively impacts both stock and bond products (which normally counterbalance each other in a long-term investment plan).

Are we in a period of stagflation now? If so, is it something you need to worry about? This expert white paper discusses stagflation, its risks, and whether investors have reason for concern.

As always, we seek to provide you with helpful information, but encourage you to reach out to us if you still have questions on this topic or any other. We want you to feel confident that you are positioned to weather any storm, so please give us a call any time.