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Wall Street Doubles Down on the Great Inflation Trade

  • BofA survey shows rising investor conviction on price pressure
  • Banks and cyclical stocks are in demand, while gold struggles
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BlackRock’s Koesterich Prefers Equities to Gold as Inflation Hedge

Money managers are hiking bets on the great inflation trade of 2021, as the biggest risk to price stability in more than a decade rocks corporate boardrooms and Wall Street trading floors.

With supply chains and labor markets tightening anew, the latest Bank of America Corp. survey shows investors have rarely been this overweight assets that gain from rising prices or higher bond yields. This month, 38% of clients are betting the inflation era is here to stay -- a higher level of conviction than the previous month.