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3 Inflation Stocks You Can Buy Right Now

With inflation, a dollar doesn't go that far. But some stocks thrive in this environment, and that makes them the ones to buy now... (Author: Gardener)

3Recent consumer price inflation (CPI) made headlines earlier this week, which wasn't great. The CPI, which measures the cost of goods and services, rose 8.5% year over year, just above the Dow Jones estimate of 8.4%. Excluding groceries and energy, CPI rose 6.5%, which was roughly in line with expectations - although it seemed to be slowing down. This slowdown has raised some hopes that inflation may be easing, making March the potential peak. All of this means that a dollar doesn't go as far as it did before. March inflation peak or not, CPI recently hit its highest level in over 40 years. And while inflation isn't a good thing, it's not all bad either: Some companies are benefiting from price increases, making them some of the best stocks to buy. So, without further ado, here are three inflationary stocks to buy right now... With the industry's fourth-largest market share at 7.3%, the company owns some of the best-known brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Oreo, Milka, and Toblerone chocolates and BelVita. But what really sets MDLZ apart is its ability to handle high costs for new products, thanks to its longstanding hedging program and uncanny ability to pass those higher costs that come with inflation to consumers without significant sales problems. This company should get a solid boost in 2022 as global supply chains begin to normalize, the travel industry reopens, and employees return to offices. MDLZ's overall market share and its exposure to products that should benefit from improving global mobility are reasons enough to consider MDLZ an inflation stock to buy. (NYSE: AES) is one of the world's leading energy companies with a wide range of power plants. AES offers everything from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources such as hydro, solar, wind farms and landfill gas recovery. However, the company's true potential lies in its renewable energy assets. That's because the global renewable energy market is expected to reach $1.1 trillion. And AES already outlined a plan in 2018 to reduce its carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 by switching to more renewable energy assets. Not to mention the company's goal of generating less than 10% of its megawatt-hours from coal-fired power plants. While AES stock has lagged relative to the broader market, now is a good time to invest in this inflationary stock at a discount. This recent weakness presents a prime buying opportunity for those looking to invest in a long-term option. AES is uniquely positioned to benefit from the global clean energy transition. And since energy is always in demand, AES is somewhat inflation-proof -- making it one of the best inflation stocks to buy right now. The best inflation stocks are companies that provide unique, essential services and can increase their prices as needed. (NYSE: TSM), one of the world's largest semiconductor foundries, is one such company. Say you are a technology company like Apple or Nvidia. In this case, you need the most advanced chips that money can afford to give your products an edge over the competition. And while some companies are looking elsewhere for lower-cost options, the process could take years. In addition, semiconductors are still in short supply, as are materials such as silicon wafers for making chips. This is hampering multiple industries, from automotive to tech, but this presents TSM with an excellent opportunity to increase its prices. In fact, TSM started this process back in August, increasing the price of its chips by 10%. As for the legacy chips most commonly used in cars and Internet-of-Things technology, TSM plans to raise prices for them by another 10% to 20% in the third quarter of this year. The company's price increases, planned last August, came into effect for the first quarter of 2022. TSM grew its annual revenue by more than 21% and the company generated just over 16% of net income. Between the Internet of Things, 5G, the auto industry, cloud computing, and a host of other emerging technologies under development, demand for semiconductors is unlikely to slow -- even if the economy does. That makes TSM a uniquely resilient inflation stock to buy now. Analysts at CNN had forecast TSM stock to trade as high as $160 per share -- a gain of nearly 62%. And while the chipmaker is down more than 20% year-to-date, that makes it a steal for the opportunity it presents. Sign up for the Money Map Report today and you'll have everything you need to turn our longest-running research service into hard cash. We believe the stocks we recommend have the potential to deliver life-changing gains -- not just in the weeks or months ahead, but well beyond. Join 500,000+ readers and get free daily updates on the best ways to make money.

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The Celtics are real and have nothing to fear in the Nets

Didn't you pay attention to what became of the Celtics? They don't shy away from any challenge. You are the challenge. (Author: Gardener)

Celtics vs. Nets: 8 things to watch in the first round matchup Dodge the Nets? Trouble about the networks? Afraid of the nets? Attach the nets. Come on. Didn't you pay attention to what became of the Celtics? They don't shy away from any challenge. I know, I understand it's still hard to get over how well things have been going for the last three months when every break in recent seasons has felt like a repeated kick in the shin. That success — 28 wins in their last 35 games, one blowout after another, a final tally of 51 wins and second place in the Eastern Conference — still feels sudden, a bit like a daydream. But it's real. It's okay to believe in them. They went out and deserved it. Oh no, the change didn't come easy. A lethargic 2020-21 season resulted in a seismic shock to the organization — Danny Ainge to “retire” and then to Utah, Brad Stevens off the bench to the front office, and Ime Udoka from the outside as the outspoken new coach, conscience, and voice. The Celtics were annoying in the first half. Ball movement was sporadic. Even with a new coach, it felt all the wrong way familiar. But Udoka, a picture of stoicism to us but clearly someone who needs to reveal more behind the scenes considering players respect him but also feel comfortable teasing him, never wavered in his message. Split the ball. Play defense with such ferocity that it breaks the opponent's mind. Just when we were wondering if he was getting through to them, the truth emerged: the players weren't just listening, they were executing. Jayson Tatum unleashed something inside himself and found a way to improve his teammates while elevating his offensive play to All-NBA levels. Marcus Smart has proven that he is indeed a point guard. Stevens, who handled a few Auerbachian deals in his first year in the front office (we don't talk enough about the absolute heist of getting Al Horford back for Kemba Walker's brutal contract), streamlined the roster and found a perfect intangible fit for guard Derrick White. The Celtics eventually became the fun, relentless, passing team that we hoped for but never quite knew we would. It's incredibly satisfying, and the resilience and determination of the players to get this situation right now warrants trust. Sure, Udoka could have rested his starters in the regular-season Finals against the Grizzlies, which might have allowed his team to finish with a lower seed and return to what was presumably an easier first-round matchup than Brooklyn. The Celtics don't back down on the pitch. Also, playing the nets allows for the symmetry of a potential revenge spree; The Celtics could face the teams that finished their 2019 (Bucks), 2020 (Heat) and 2021 (Nets) seasons. Don't get me wrong: the nets deserve respect. (The Celtics need their own smoker to counter Irving when he lights his little lavender delights in the Garden. But respect and fear are not synonymous. The Nets have some helpful role players (Bruce Brown would be a beloved Celtic), but they're cruel in the Defensive (20th in the league) and if the Celtics play with aplomb they will have no trouble scoring. It should also be noted that we identify Udoka so much with Gregg Popovich and the Spurs that he is at Steve Nash's side was on the Nets bench last year, he has a deep institutional knowledge of what they want to do and what makes them tick.Oh, and the idea of ​​Ben Simmons - who is said to have a bad back and since his "Here, you take it, Thybulle" collapse in last season's playoffs - coming back and being a Tatum stopper is absurd. Simmons is the last player in the league to break into such U should be advised. The Celtics have been the best team in basketball since I got it right in February j. Brown was right Tuesday night when he noted the Celtics defense isn't the same without Williams, but it's still very good and there are endless rumors that Williams will be back sooner rather than later. The nets have an excellent tandem. The Celtics have an excellent team. That's what they deserve. And they will earn so much more. Get breaking news and analysis delivered to your inbox throughout the basketball season.

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AEW Dynamite records its lowest viewership and rating since early March

Wednesday's live edition of AEW Dynamite drew 977,000 viewers on TBS, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily. (Author: Gardener)

AEW DynamiteWednesday's live edition of AEW Dynamite drew 977,000 viewers on TBS, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily. This is a 1.21% drop from last week's episode, which drew 989,000 viewers. This week's Dynamite earned a rating of 0.37 in its key demographic of 18-49 year olds. This is down 2.63% from last week's 0.38 rating. This week's key demographic rating of 0.37 represents 486,000 viewers who watched the show from that 18-49 demo. This is a 2.01% decrease from last week's 496,000 18-49 viewers, which represented the .38 key demo rating according to Wrestlenomics. Dynamite ranked #3 on the Cable Top 150 this week with a .37 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. Dynamite ranked #33 in viewership for the night on cable this week. Wednesday's Dynamite posted its lowest total viewership since the March 9 post-Revolution episode and its lowest major demo rating since March 2, Revolution's go-home show. Wednesday's Dynamite viewership was down 1.21% compared to last week, while the 18-49 key demo rating was down 2.63% compared to last week. This week's Dynamite viewership decreased by 19.85% from the same week in 2021. The rating of the main demos was down 15.90% year-on-year. The NBA game between the Spurs and the Pelicans on ESPN topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 with a .95 rating and also drew 2.442 million viewers. The Five on FOX News topped the night's cable television viewership with 3.596 million viewers and also ranked #7 on the Cable Top 150 with a key demo rating of .26. Chicago Fire on NBC was averaging 7.200 million viewers the pinnacle of the night on network television. Chicago Fire also led the night in the key 18-49 year olds group with a .82 rating. AEW Dynamite aired live from the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on Wednesday and featured several events advertised in advance - CM Punk vs. Below is our AEW Dynamite Viewer Tracker 2022: Episode from January 5: 1.010 million viewers with a .43 rating in the 18-49 demographic (TBS premiere episode) January 12 episode: 969,000 viewers with a .39 rating in the 18-49 demographic January 19 episode: 1.032 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18–49 demographic January 26 episode: 1.100 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the 18–49 demographic (Beach Break episode) February 16 episode: 869,000 viewers with a rating of 0.31 in the 18-49 demographic February 16 episode: 869,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic February 23 episode: 1,010 million viewers with a 0 rating ,4 0 in the 18-49 age group Episode of February 23: 1.010 million viewers with a rating of 0.40 in the age group of 18-49 year old Episode of March 9: 945,000 viewers with a rating of 0 .40 in the 18-49 age group (Southeast Revolution episode) March 16 episode: 993,000 viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic (St. Patrick's Day Slam episode) March 23 episode: 1.046 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic March 30 episode: 979,000 viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic March 30 episode: 979,000 viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic April 13: 977,000 viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic 13 April episode: 977,000 viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 age group

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Former Reds on possible Liverpool pursuit of Darwin Nunez transfer

Former Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique is hoping Liverpool will make a move for Benfica sensation Darwin Nunez. (Author: Gardener)

Darwin NunezFormer Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique is hoping Liverpool will make a move for Benfica sensation Darwin Nunez. Former Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique is hoping Liverpool will make a move for Benfica sensation Darwin Nunez. The Uruguayan featured for the Portuguese side in both games of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final match between the two clubs. Enrique said in the Instagram story that he hopes his former club decides in favor of the prolific striker. I really hope Liverpool (will) do something about him because he's going to end up in a top team. Nunez has already been linked with a number of top European clubs and many big Premier League sides are said to be interested in signing him. It could be one of the summer's transfer stories as Nunez offer a viable alternative to Erling Haaland, but for Liverpool to make a move, a well-known striker may have to depart.

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Liverpool target exciting RB Salzburg midfielder Luka Sucic to rejuvenate Jurgen Klopp's midfield

Liverpool are planning a double transfer for RB Salzburg players with Luka Sucic the latest name to be linked with a move to the Premier League. (Author: Gardener)

Luka SucicIt was revealed today that Liverpool are in talks with Karim Adeyemi over a possible summer transfer. Liverpool are reportedly still in the picture of signing the Germany international despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Red Bull Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund. Now new reports link Liverpool with a second Red Bull Salzburg player. German outlet Sport Bild has reported that Liverpool are considering a summer move for the attacking midfielder from Red Bull Salzburg. According to the report, prospective sporting director Julian Ward is working on rejuvenating the squad and wants to start in midfield. Sport Bild has described the 19-year-old as Julian Ward's "first big challenge". With the summer transfer window fast approaching, look to Julian Ward to boost his interest in Luka Sucic and Karim Adeyemi.

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Manchester City are yet to see Liverpool at their best, claims Jurgen Klopp

Klopp and Pep Guardiola meet again at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, with the Liverpool manager determined to chase the quadruple despite a "tough" schedule (Author: Gardener)

Manchester CityJurgen Klopp believes Manchester City didn't see the best of Liverpool on Sunday and could face a tougher challenge when the rivals clash again in Saturday's FA Cup semi-finals. The Liverpool manager made seven changes from a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-finals second leg against Benfica, while City survived a tough encounter at Atlético Madrid, including 12 minutes of stoppage time before also reached the semi-finals. Klopp denies the contrast in preparation will improve Liverpool's prospects at Wembley but still expects an improvement from his side as he says they fell short in several departments in the Premier League encounter. Klopp said: “We had it last week before we played City. We had an away game [in Lisbon] and came home in the middle of the next day. Traveling is intense, definitely. It was intense for both teams [on Wednesday]. City were really strong last week and we weren't at our best so I'd like to see a game where we're at our best too. "The lads did a lot of good things in the game but I really think we're able to play at a whole different level in a couple of positions and I think we should try that. And it's a cup game, a one-off. If it's 2-2 again it's 120 minutes and if it stays that way there's penalties and that would be really crazy if it goes to the end. “I want to have 12 games from now until the end of the season and be in the final. I'm really looking forward to the game. Diogo Jota is Liverpool's only fitness concern, although Klopp expects the Portugal international to recover from the Benfica hit. Klopp admits he and Pep Guardiola have made tactical changes in recent years to choke each other but not at the expense of entertainment quality. "You see changes over the years," he said. “We've had some decent counterattacks in the past and then Pep decided the full-backs couldn't get past the center line. We have done similar things, we also try to deny them. “There are crucial duels in a game and you better win them, otherwise they are in a really good position. We lost some easy balls in the City game a few days ago and what they made of it was spectacular, like the counterattack in the first minute when Ali [Alisson] made a great save against [Raheem] Sterling. “It's a really intense fight at a really high level. The concentration that all the boys have to bring to the pitch is amazing. When tactical things add up, it can be very interesting tactically, but terribly boring for the neutral. That rarely happens in games between City and Liverpool and it's good for all the fans watching."

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The missing link in midfield, the future with Ibrahima Konaté...

Liverpool secured their place in the Champions League semi-finals after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Benfica at Anfield last night. Here's what we learned... (Author: Gardener)

Ibrahima KonatéLiverpool secured their place in the Champions League semi-finals after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Benfica at Anfield last night. Liverpool secured their place in the Champions League semi-finals after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Benfica at Anfield last night. Here's what we learned from the Liverpool performance. His cross power was a constant threat against Benfica all night and his runs from deep gave the likes of Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino plenty of space to exploit. Liverpool arguably played all of their experienced midfielders yesterday including Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Naby Keïta, Thiago Alcântara and Fabinho. It's still unclear what the best midfield combination is for the Reds going forward. Henderson is starting to show his age, while veteran Milner looks set to move on this summer. Thiago and Keïta have good moments but question marks remain over their fitness over a full season. Fabinho is the only ubiquitous midfielder but he needs two reliable options at his side in the years to come. Liverpool have the cover for now, with youngsters Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones potentially stepping up in future seasons. While it may be obvious that Liverpool have five attacking options, each player's effectiveness has been questioned over the past season. Sadio Mané has been criticized for his performances earlier in the season and questions have also been raised about Roberto Firmino's longevity. Recent performances have shown Mané still has miles in the tank and the Benfica game was Bobby's reminder that he can still put in a shift. With Diogo Jota and the recent acquisition of the brilliant Colombian Luís Diaz, Liverpool have five different ways of damaging the opposition. Ibrahima Konaté arguably had his best half of football for the Reds in the first half of the first leg against Benfica, scoring his first goal in the process. However, the French defender came under fire for a lack of concentration in the second half, allowing the Portuguese side to score their only goal of the game. While the second leg ended 3-3 at Anfield, Konaté put in a solid performance and scored his second goal for the club. Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Thiago Alcântara, Fabinho, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah all watched from the bench in the first half against Benfica. While Liverpool made seven changes for the second leg, the Reds were 2-1 up when the substitutes came on. This season, Liverpool have had the depth to challenge in all four competitions, with the starting XI being able to rest from time to time. There might not be many games where starters sit out from here until the rest of the season, but Liverpool finally have enough quality on the bench to step up if needed.

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Roberto Firmino's status change only underscores Liverpool's newfound strength at depth

The Brazilian, who was previously one of the first names on the squad list, has only made three starts in the last two months as he is reinstated at Anfield due to injuries and signings (Author: Gardener)

Roberto Firmino'sIt was stoppage time when Divock Origi made it onto the field. He's as indelibly linked to the knockout stages of the European Cup as David Fairclough, and by any measure they've both been spectators at Anfield now - but last was when Liverpool played a Champions League quarter-final or semi-final on winning home turf, it was when Origi was Barcelona's unlikely assassin. Now the permanent understudy is the sixth-choice forward, slipping down the pecking order after the arrival of first Diogo Jota and then Luis Diaz. Perhaps the more intriguing element is the status of the man who has been Jurgen Klopp's great constant. The clue Roberto Firmino won't start in the FA Cup semi-finals was when Origi came on: specifically how late it was. The Brazilian's policy of running into the ground meant he was often substituted even in his prime. This time Klopp started with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane on the bench and sent off Jota and Diaz with half an hour to go. Firmino lasted 90 minutes and scored twice in the 3-3 draw. Few can afford the luxury of naming a weakened team in a Champions League quarter-final, but this was one of those days when time off the pitch was a mark of status. Just maybe Firmino, the great Klopp player who dated before Klopp, the chief counter-presser, is now the fifth-choice forward. There were too few marquee games when all five are fully fit. Because if this is an 11-day period with four crucial games, Liverpool's first-leg win in Lisbon is effectively reduced to three: Benfica away and the double-header against Manchester City. Firmino, who had the heaviest workload on Wednesday, is not allowed to start. His Liverpool career was launched against City, a revealing display as a false nine in 2015 that produced a late first goal. He bothered them and drove them to despair when Liverpool threw three wins over City in three months in 2018. Firmino's contribution included two goals and two assists but went well beyond that. He did it in games and in a regime. Nobody has played more games for Klopp at Liverpool. Firmino's selflessness has long made him an integral part. Against Benfica, sent on goal by James Milner, he looked for Diaz instead of shooting. So far, so Bobby Firmino. Perhaps it was his best Jota impression, an attempt to emulate the elusive finisher that usurped him. A quick brace gave him 10 goals this season, more than in the entire last game. Firmino turned 20 in the Champions League for Liverpool and joined a select band featuring Salah, Mane and Steven Gerrard. It took him to 98 for Liverpool; he was to become the third centurion of the Klopp era, along with his longtime pals who joined him and accelerated past him. Perhaps Firmino's future is that of the new Origi, the Impact replacement. His previous two goals came in marquee games, away at Internazionale and Arsenal, both off the bench. He could be the first of the forwards to be phased out in the transition to the future. But it could make the icon the personification of a new strength at depth from Klopp's side.

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Klopp wants 'another level' in FA Cup semifinals

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he wanted his team to find a different gear in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. (Author: Gardener)

FA CupLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he wanted his team to shift gears in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final (LIVE on ESPN+ in the US, 10:30am ET) against Manchester City and his performance compared to their clash in the Premier League improved last weekend. Klopp's side drew 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday after falling twice behind league champions City, when a win would have sent them back to the top of the standings for the first time since October. - You don't have ESPN? - Connelly: It's Klopp vs. "City were really strong last week and we weren't at our best," Klopp told reporters on Thursday. "I'd like to see a game where we're at our best. The lads did a lot of good things in the game but there were a few things and I know we can play at a different level." Liverpool, under Klopp, who took charge at Anfield in October 2015, progressed to the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time thanks to a late win by Diogo Jota against Nottingham Forest last month. The mayors of Liverpool and Greater Manchester had the game called out on Saturday moved from Wembley to London due to lack of Easter weekend train services. “The FA Cup is a massive competition. So far we haven't even been able to reach the semi-finals, so it's our first experience of a semi-final at Wembley," said Klopp. I hope the fans can come to London, I think the trains have stopped and we have the atmosphere of a semi-final earned between Manchester City and Liverpool." Klopp added he would provide a late assessment of Jota's fitness for the FA Cup clash after the striker suffered a blow in Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Benfica in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.

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Klopp wants 'another level' in FA Cup semifinals

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he wanted his team to find a different gear in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. (Author: Gardener)

FA CupLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he wanted his team to shift gears in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final (LIVE on ESPN+ in the US, 10:30am ET) against Manchester City and his performance compared to their clash in the Premier League improved last weekend. Klopp's side drew 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday after falling twice behind league champions City, when a win would have sent them back to the top of the standings for the first time since October. - You don't have ESPN? - Connelly: It's Klopp vs. "City were really strong last week and we weren't at our best," Klopp told reporters on Thursday. "I'd like to see a game where we're at our best. The lads did a lot of good things in the game but there were a few things and I know we can play at a different level." Liverpool, under Klopp, who took charge at Anfield in October 2015, progressed to the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time thanks to a late win by Diogo Jota against Nottingham Forest last month. The mayors of Liverpool and Greater Manchester had the game called out on Saturday moved from Wembley to London due to lack of Easter weekend train services. “The FA Cup is a massive competition. So far we haven't even been able to reach the semi-finals, so it's our first experience of a semi-final at Wembley," said Klopp. I hope the fans can come to London, I think the trains have stopped and we have the atmosphere of a semi-final earned between Manchester City and Liverpool." Klopp added he would provide a late assessment of Jota's fitness for the FA Cup clash after the striker suffered a blow in Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Benfica in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.

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