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Five reliable stocks with pricing power

Five reliable stocks with pricing power

There is something of an irony in the fact that since early 2012 I’ve been monitoring a screen focused on beating inflation. It illustrates the folly of trying to make big-picture calls. At the time I put this screen together it was in response to a big theme – huge concerns that quantitative easing would unleash an almighty bout of inflation. Indeed, many thought the main job facing investors in the years ahead would be to protect against the plummeting real purchasing power of their savings. While there are still those who are banging the inflation drum, and while there are still credible arguments supporting the idea, inflation has been benign since I started running this screen.

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