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Navigate the complexities of higher inflation

Educate Clients

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.
History shows that asset classes move in and out of favor over time.

Market Perspectives

With inflation high and commodity supplies low, a secular bull market may not be far off.
Today’s high inflation is being compared to the 1970s. However, robust consumer spending, fueled by pandemic savings, makes for a different set of circumstances.
Inflation is at a 40-year high with no signs of abating. Jon Mackay, head of sales at Schroders, explains how investors can adapt to a high-inflation environment.
Inventories are down and prices are up—a formula for continued inflation and volatility.
We look at what drives the equity-bond correlation, why it changes over time, and what it means amid the current uncertainty over interest rates and inflation.
A breakdown of which asset classes have outperformed during periods of rising and falling inflation.
Some investors are worried about inflation's impact on equities. We look at which equity sectors could prove to be the most resilient.
Dividend-paying stocks can help you offset the damaging impacts of inflation on your portfolio.
Rising prices are prompting investors to take a fresh look at Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Here's how they work.
OVERALL
(as of 4/30/2022)
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 5 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 1146, 1146, 1066 and 773 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.

1146 Products | Large Value Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
OVERALL
(as of 4/30/2022)
Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, and 5-Year, 4 stars, rated against 434, 434 and 411 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.

434 Products | Small Value Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
OVERALL
(as of 4/30/2022)
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 5 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 704, 704, 611 and 412 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.

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