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The economic growth backdrop is an important consideration when evaluating inflation’s impact on value and growth stocks. Our research shows that when the market is expecting stagflation (high inflation paired with a negative change in economic growth), growth stocks typically outperform value stocks, as demand for stock-specific growth rises. Conversely, when the market is concerned about rising inflation paired with positive economic growth, value is generally favored. We believe balancing allocations to growth and value can help provide a hedge against these different types of inflationary environments. 

 

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