Inflation's Historic Impact on Investments

Inflation can be bad news for investors. It causes a sustained increase in the prices of goods and services and erodes your future purchasing power. In other words, today's dollar won't buy as much down the road. The higher the rate of inflation, the less your dollars will be able to purchase. Use this calculator to see how inflation has historically changed the value of the U.S. dollar, and what return you would have needed just to keep up.

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