The United States hit recession in December 2007, according to one research group. With economies around the world contracting investors need to be more creative about their portfolio allocations.
Are stocks still a good bet, or will fixed income or commodities bring in the big returns? CNBC experts from around the globe weigh in with their views.
Worst Recession of Our Lifetime
We are probably in the worst recession that we will ever see, says Terence Khoo, Asian fund manager at Sofaer Capital. Khoo gives his advice on what to buy and what to avoid.
Don't Believe the Hype
The recession may be long, but it won't be as deep as expected right now, according to Dodge Dorland, CIO at Landor Investment Management.
Bonds, Corporate Bonds
Corporate bonds are a better bet than equities, as Terence Khoo has noted a divergence in valuations between the two asset classes.