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Pros Say: How to Invest in Recession of a Lifetime

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.

WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT
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Stay Safe

It is still a bit risky to get back into the markets, says Mark Matthews, chief Asia strategist at Merrill Lynch. As such, he advises "indexing" as the safest way for investors to own equities.

Bear Here to Stay

"We're in a classic bear market here and there is no indication yet that we're going to get out of that for some considerable time," Anthony Fry from Evercore Partners told CNBC.