Given the extraordinary global circumstances, many investors are now fearing that another recession is afoot. It makes sense, as recessions are often the result of an abrupt drop in spending, although most causes of recessions cannot be predicted in advance.

Before such a circumstance is certain, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and decide on your investment strategy now. A recession doesn’t have to mean that all investments should be put on hold; it just means that different industries and types of companies and investments are safer than others. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind.

1. Low-risk investments only
A recession is not the time to experiment or take risks with your investments. The most important aspect of anyone’s recession-time investment strategy should be playing it safe. This involves avoiding investments in companies that are highly leveraged or speculative. Focus on finding companies with good cash flow and low debt for the safest investment options. And as a general guideline, try not to take any major risks at an already uncertain time.

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