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Inflation is becoming a hot topic once again. A strong global economy and major tax reform in the US means recent signs of a pick-up in wage growth have led to fears that the loose monetary policies of central banks may be behind the curve and that interest rates will need to be pushed up more aggressively than previously expected to keep price rises in check. That’s bad news for equity investors because the ultra-low bond yields of recent years (meaning high bond prices) are regarded by some as having pushed money into more risky assets, such as equities, inflating valuations to dangerous levels. We’ll see what happens, but it is worth noting that, while emerging trends provide clear grounds for concern, bond yields remain low by historic standards and inflation has hardly ballooned.

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