These ETFs could help you beat inflation

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While inflation remains very low, conditions for an eventual uptick may well be building. Those factors include today’s very low interest rates, massive government spending and borrowing to inject money into the economy, growing import barriers, and the higher cost of doing business in a pandemic. The recent announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve that it will tolerate inflation above the established target rate of 2% could also work to spur prices. Here are four ETFs that hold stocks with the potential to do well even in inflationary times. In addition, see page 110 for more information on inflation dynamics in the U.S. and Canada. VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF $131.22 (New York symbol VIG; TSINetwork ETF Rating: Conservative; Market cap: $57.5 billion) invests in dividend-paying, U.S.-listed companies. Canadian-listed versions of this ETF are available under the symbols VGG and VGH on the Toronto stock exchange. VGG is unhedged while VGH hedges movements of the U.S. dollar against the Canadian dollar. The fund only selects companies…

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