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How investors can beat the inflation blues

The time may have come to get comfortable with risk

By Andy Davis  

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The last time the inflation rate in the UK touched its current level was during the early months of 2012—and then it was on its way down. In the intervening years, we became much more accustomed to seeing price rises slow to a crawl than gallop ahead, to the extent that inflation even fell to zero throughout much of 2015. For a few brief months, Britain experienced something hitherto almost unimaginable: prices that neither rose nor fell, but which stood still.

It is no coincidence that, after adjusting…

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