How algos are helping inflation-wary investors

Buy-siders look to machine learning for clues on the effect of rising prices on portfolios

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The occasional whisper has become persistent chatter. Inflation, for long a peripheral concern to investors, has moved front-of-mind as trillions of dollars in government stimulus trickles down to the real economy.

The US Labor Department reported that annual inflation jumped to 5% in May, the biggest rise in prices since 2008. Then in June, the Federal Reserve revised its inflation expectations for 2021 to 3.4%, from 2.4% three months earlier. Central banks in other major economies are hiking

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