My concept in putting the list together was that I'm worried about the potential for inflation given current spending levels.The traditional hedge against inflation is to buy commodities. However, I feel like buying commodities is a little like buying options - you could be right about everything except the timing and still lose your shirt. Jim:Wouldn't staples be an even better inflation hedge than commodities? Toothpaste, soap, detergents, toilette paper, diapers, cotton wool, band aides, clothes, shoes. Great companies make them: Colgate, Procter and Gamble, Avon, etc. Great companies sell them: Walmart, Ross Stores, Family Dollar.Commodities are subject to the business cycle while every day consumable stapes are not. Inflation is passed right on to the customer.Denny Schlesinger
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