Forget Gold – These inflation-proof stocks are worth looking at

on Feb 17, 2022
  • Commodities including oil and gold do well in an inflation-driven market.
  • Stocks related to the two can also prove quite resilient during inflation.
  • US inflation rate is around 7%, one of the highest recorded since the 80s.

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The biggest concern among investors in 2022 is the growing risk of runaway inflation not just in the United States but other countries. In most cases, the best hedge against inflation is often gold. But there are also inflation-proof stocks to consider.

If you are looking for inflation-proof stocks to consider right now, the following list should be ideal for you:

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Federal Realty Investment Trust

The real estate industry often does well when the rate of inflation is high. After all, real assets are traditionally used as a hedge against rising prices. While not many investors want to buy property, you can still invest in real estate-related stocks. 

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The Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) offers one of the best options. And just so you know, the real estate industry has in fact outperformed the equities market. Property prices are also heating up, so there is a lot of upside for good returns here.

Stanley Black & Decker Inc

In case you are looking for a proven company with a strong history of growth and dividend payments, then Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) is a good watch. The company is more of a conglomerate that invests in various industries. It has interests in commodities, real estate, industrials, and so much more.

Berkshire Hathaway

Part of dealing with inflationary pressures is to also diversify investments. There is one company that often seems to be very diversified and that is Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A). With estimated revenues of around $245 billion and regular dividend payments, it’s definitely worth your attention.