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For Inflation Protection, Stay the Course, Diversify

Asset managers agree that inflation protection is important and that no one asset is a silver bullet.

This analyst blog is part of our coverage of the 2017 Morningstar Investment Conference. 

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word inflation? For Morningstar's Jeff Holt, associate director of multiasset manager research, it is a memory of childhood amazement. How could one receive $25 for a chore he had performed not a year earlier for just $20? For many investors, the concept may conjure up something a bit more sinister.