Inflationary pressures will peak but not disappear

After more than a decade of persistently weak inflation, stronger inflationary pressures have a variety of implications. Given inflationary concerns and the investment implications, we asked our investment teams across New York Life Investments’ platform which strategies they would recommend now and why—and these are their high conviction investment ideas for an inflationary environment.

        

High Conviction Investment Ideas for an Inflationary Environment

In an environment characterized by inflation concerns and interest rate volatility, income and equity investors have a lot to consider. So, how do you meet the challenge of uncertain markets? With a long-term approach to investing that can help build resilient portfolios. Our fixed-income solutions go beyond ordinary core strategies to help generate income and return potential. And, our equity solutions span the risk-return spectrum, so you can create a suitable investment mix.

            

“Fix the Mix” to Maintain a More Resilient Portfolio

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Asset allocation and diversification may not protect against market risk, loss of principal, or volatility of returns. There is no guarantee that these investment strategies will work under all market conditions or are suitable for all investors, and each investor should evaluate their ability to invest long-term, especially during periods of downturn in the market. No representation is being made that any account, product, or strategy will or is likely to achieve profits. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice. Clients should consult your tax or legal advisor regarding such matters. This material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy.

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