Putting the pedal to the metal: The golden opportunity to protect portfolios against an inflationary spike

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Inflation has once again become the watch word for investors around the globe, with the promise of a post-Covid world expected to raise global rates from historic lows.

The impact of the pandemic and the restrictions imposed around the world in response has kept inflation stubbornly low, despite ongoing waves of stimulus from governments and central banks.  In the UK, the short break from the harshest of restrictions in December saw CPI inflation rise to 0.6% from 0.3% in locked-down November, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics. Inflation will pass BoE's 2% target once lockdown restrictions ease, analysts warn The marginal rise looks set to be a small sign of things to come, with the latest Global Fund Manager Sur...

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