Wise investors will be prepared for the next downturn

The next recession won’t be anything like the 2008/9 financial crisis, so planning ahead is vital to ensure success in any future slump

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It may seem a strange time to talk about investing during a recession, given that unemployment rates in much of the developed world at the moment are close to all-time lows, but there are good reasons to think about this topic. After all, forewarned is forearmed.

Interestingly, the last two deep recessions in the West were the result of financial sector imbalances spilling over into other parts of the economy. This was the case with ...