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Recession-proof stocks: Bucking the trend

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Generally speaking, economic downturns are bad for business. But there are some companies that manage to ride out recessions and avoid drastic cuts and closures. This isn't by magic. There are usually stocks that supply goods and services that consumers need or want all-year round regardless of the economic environment. Here are a few stocks to investigate buying during a downturn.

This list is curated based on blue-chip and established stocks with dominant market positions that are often still in demand even during a recession. This list does not constitute trading advice, and we recommend you do your own research into any investment before placing a trade.