Investors worry stocks will get crushed in a recession; Here’s how they did in past downturns
Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer, On Sunday October 9, 2011, 12:36 pm EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Are investors overreacting to the prospect of a recession?
The slightly better jobs report on Friday notwithstanding, the odds of a recession appear to be climbing, and that’s bringing back scary memories. Though stocks may look cheap thanks to record corporate profits, that was also true the last time the U.S. was heading into a downturn. Based on recent recessions, profits could fall a third if the economy crumbles.