Inflation in Germany has risen sharply since the beginning of the year. In August, the inflation rate was 3.9 percent, as high as it was almost thirty years ago. In the past few decades, inflation has tended to decline. The economists at the Ifo Institute essentially attribute the currently comparatively strong reduction in purchasing power to the corona crisis. In the next year, however, the price increase could already slow down: For 2022, they predict inflation rates between two and 2.5 percent.
Investors can protect themselves against such fluctuations with the correct listing in the portfolio. Equity analyst Ulf Sommer has identified six stocks that neither inflation nor rising interest rates can affect. In an interview, he explains which companies are involved and which criteria this evaluation is based on.
In addition: In the USA, the inflation rate in August was 5.3 percent. Investors are nervous and fear that the US Federal Reserve will intervene soon. Handelsblatt stock exchange expert Markus Koch gives a picture of the mood on Wall Street. In an interview, he estimates when the Fed will tighten monetary policy and reduce bond purchases.
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