Investors are nervous that a recession could crush their stocks. Today I’m going to reveal a study spanning 70 years from seeitmarket.com that shows recessions aren’t a death sentence for stocks. In fact, recessions actually create an opportunity.
Global stocks held up well in the face of adversity in the third quarter. Despite the threat of a recession and uncertainty over the US, China trade dispute, the S&P 500 (SPY) fell just 1% in the third quarter. The tech heavy NASDAQ (QQQ) also fell -1%. The global stock market Vanguard (VT) fell -2%. Emerging Markets (EEM) lagged, falling -6%.