What History Tells Us About Buying in a Recession

There’s a lot of chatter out there about recession…

As you can see below, search data for “Are we in a recession?” is up big this year—on July 24, search interest spiked to 100, or the value used to represent peak popularity.

Clearly, recession is on a lot of people’s minds.

So, what does this mean for stocks? Well, the thought process often goes: “If we’re in a recession, I’m definitely not buying!”

But this approach is ill-advised. When we’re in a recession—officially—avoiding stocks is exactly the wrong thing to do.

  • Rather, a recession indicates that it’s time to buy, not sell.

Just look at the data…

A Lagging Indication