Inflation can affect the stock market. Should I worry about my investments? - The Motley Fool UK

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Fears of rapid Inflation are mounting. How does it affect the stock market and what can I do to protect my investments?
With the unprecedented level of money printing globally in 2020, concerns are mounting that inflation is rapidly rising. But how will it affect the stock market, and do I need to worry about my investments?

Signs that inflation has begun

Between the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank, accumulated debt has reached an astronomical $16trn, which could grow by another $2.8trn in 2021. That, along with a reluctance to raise interest rates and determination to continue with stimulus, also points to a continued rise in inflation. The effects of low interest rates and continued money printing are pushing up asset prices, including stocks, commodities and house prices.

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The prices of wheat, corn and soybeans have all soared in the past six months and many of us are seeing our weekly grocery bills increasing. Base metals such as copper, zinc and gold are also up. As anyone involved in…
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