A stock-buying strategy to beat inflation and generate income

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 28, 2022 in New York City. Following a positive week for stocks, the Dow Industrial Average was down over 100 points in morning trading.
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Investors looking to protect their portfolio against the highest inflation in decades can look beyond just the textbook hedges of hard assets.