Should I buy BT shares to beat 9% inflation?

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BT (LSE: BT-A) shares have been in an uptrend for the past 18 months after falling during the early stages of the pandemic. At 178p today, the BT share price is up about 80% from its 2020 lows.

Could investing in the FTSE 100 telecoms group help protect my portfolio against runaway inflation, which hit a 40-year high last month? Let’s explore whether I’d buy BT stock today.

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