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5 Investments For An Inflationary New Year

Ken Tumin
Ken Tumin   |     |   5,943 posts since 2009

In addition to the well-known inflation hedges like commodities, oil stocks and TIPS, the other investments mentioned in this CNNMoney.com Fortune article are dividend stocks and international mutual funds. For TIPS, long-dated TIPS were described as useful in an environment we may see in the next several years of low interest rates with spurts of inflation.

Wil   |     |   242 posts since 2010
Here's an idea: the SteelPath MLP Select 40 mutual fund (symbol: MLPFX), which invests in energy master limited partnerships. By owning the mutual fund, rather than the MLPs directly, the onerous tax consequences of investing in MLPs is avoided (which also makes it possible to hold this fund in a retirement account). The fund has a load, but can be bought without a load or transaction fees at certain discount brokerages, such as Charles Schwab, Fidelity, and TD Ameritrade. It's a new fund, launched on March 30, 2010, so there isn't much of a track record, but it has returned about 9% YTD.