Metals and mining stocks. When inflation starts to happen, assets like gold, silver and other materials do well. The National Inflation Association believes that silver will be one of the best investments for the coming decade. However, most advisors don’t recommend owning metal. They favor investing in the mining stocks of those metals which has proven to be a valuable practice.

Commodity, energy, real estate mutual funds and EFTs. Domestically and internationally, they do well because as inflation impacts the economy, these investments will actually rise because of inflation. This allows you to at least keep pace with inflation.

Emerging markets bonds. When inflation rises, values on traditional bonds decline. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities adjust the principal of the bond to make up for the loss of purchasing power to inflation. Emerging markets bonds also do well in an inflationary climate because their currencies increase when the value of our dollar declines.