Everlake Guide to Inflation

By Marc Westlake

Published on: June 30, 2022

The bombardment of headlines presented as affecting your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from even the most experienced investors. It’s therefore easy for investors to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of bad news about markets.

When faced with short-term noise, it is easy to lose sight of the potential long-term benefits of staying invested. We should remember that markets can be volatile but recognise that, in the moment, doing nothing may feel paralysing.

While no one has a crystal ball, adopting a long-term perspective can help to change how we view market volatility and help us look beyond the headlines.

Inflation has not been a serious or persistent economic problem in developed markets for decades. Naturally though, as we’ve seen portfolios decline this year, many are beginning to question if they need to do anything different.

In this guide to inflation, we examine the history, the cause of the recent climb of the inflation rate in Ireland, and how we should react.

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