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Navigate the complexities of higher inflation

Educate Clients

Anxious investors could miss out when trying to avoid turbulent markets.
We’re facing the worst inflation in decades. Here’s how you can lessen its impact on your wallet.
Rapidly rising prices may be providing consumers and businesses with a touch of déjà vu.
When you factor in taxes and inflation, 12-month CDs haven’t offered a positive real return for over a decade.
There can be a downside to playing it "safe" if your assets are in investments that don't keep pace with inflation.
After decades in hibernation, inflation’s back. Here are the basics about this invisible thief.

Market Perspectives

Inevitably, the current Fed rate-hiking cycle will end, providing opportunities for bond investors.
Although the word “unprecedented” is overused, there’s no other word to describe what fixed-income investors have experienced this year. Managing Director at Wellington Management and Fixed-Income Strategist for Hartford Funds, Amar Reganti, shares his thoughts on the past year and where fixed-income goes from here.
A breakdown of which asset classes have outperformed during periods of rising and falling inflation.
The Consumer Price Index gets a lot of attention each month, but it's not the only game in town.
Future downturns may also feature structural inflation. Be prepared.
Investors would be wise to strap in for an extended period of market turbulence.
Dividend-paying stocks can help you offset the damaging impacts of inflation on your portfolio.
While near-term inflation is likely to abate, structural drivers could continue to present a risk for investors.
Some investors are worried about inflation's impact on equities. We look at which equity sectors could prove to be the most resilient.
OVERALL
(as of 10/31/2022)
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 5 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 1111, 1111, 1054 and 787 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

1111 Products | Large Value Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
OVERALL
(as of 10/31/2022)
Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, and 5-Year, 4 stars, rated against 446, 446 and 418 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

446 Products | Small Value Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
OVERALL
(as of 10/31/2022)
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 5 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 693, 693, 604 and 417 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

693 Products | Foreign Large Blend Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
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