Protecting Your Portfolio from Deflation

Here are some investment plays that may be likely to withstand a sustained bout of falling prices

The knots in economists' and investors' stomachs tightened on Dec. 17 with the release of consumer price data for November, which showed prices falling for the second straight month—and the fastest rate of decline since the government started tracking these numbers 61 years ago. A 17% drop in energy prices, with gasoline down a staggering 29.5% since October, was the primary driver of the drop in prices.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.