Dust off the weak economy trade: 5 buys

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U.S. GDP figures stalled last quarter, setting up a winning short-term trade in certain sectors and slices of the stock market, if history is any guide.

Gross domestic product expanded at a dismal 0.2 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That was a 91 percent decline from the fourth quarter's 2.2 percent growth and marked the lowest reading in a year.

Using data from Kensho, a tool designed to quantify historical events, CNBC ran a study of which stocks perform as the economy underwhelms.