ARBOR WEALTH: Inflation, deflation, McMansions and Johnny Guitar Watson

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 04:10 PM.

Inflation not only impacts the cost of living, it also provides savvy investors with significant opportunities to profit from rising prices. If a company can charge more for its products each year, shareholders can enjoy a raise as well and not just feel the sting at the cash register. Prudent investors and advisors seek out those sectors and companies that have inflexible demand, or whose customers have to continue buying their products or services, whether the price of the product goes up 5 percent or not. As always, an investor’s age, risk tolerance, unique financial goals and time horizon should be considered.

Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850-608-6121 — www.arborwealth.net), a “fee-only” registered investment advisory firm located near Sandestin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specific strategy or investment will be suitable or profitable for an investor.



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