Stocks: Investing in the stock market is a great option if you are looking for long-term, inflation-beating returns. If you are considering investing for the short term then stock investments are subjected to high risk and volatility. However, if you are considering an investment for a long time, the returns are usually higher than the inflation rate.
For example, during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Sensex dropped to 25,000 points & at the beginning of 2021, the market picked up & Sensex had crossed 51,000 points.
It is hard to calculate precise returns as it depends on the individual stock performance. But, if you create a diversified portfolio with carefully selected & highly credible stocks, in long term you are more likely to get returns that can offset the impact of inflation.