4 Characteristics of Recession-Proof Companies

By Marvin Dumon | Updated October 24, 2017 — 1:26 PM EDT

How to Spot a Recession-Proof Company

Investors hoping to minimize downside risks arising from a recession should look out for the following qualities in a company:

1. The company provides critical repair and maintenance services, or sells essentials.
Companies that provide nonessential services are typically the first to get hit in a recession. Consumers can choose to cut their own grass or paint their own houses, for example, putting the residential contractor in tough financial times.

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