Recessions can make investors nervous, and you may be wondering whether your portfolio needs some tweaking. While it may be tempting to abandon stocks when the market gets volatile, you shouldn't give up on investing during a recession altogether. "The rich get richer because they have thick skin," says Fred Creutzer, president of Creutzer Financial Services in Baltimore. "When the stock market takes a major hit, they stick with it and actually increase their investments by buying more shares, not taking money out." Figuring out how to invest in a recession comes down to maximizing returns while minimizing risk in ways that you're comfortable with. While you're waiting for the light at the end of the recession tunnel to appear, here are eight ways to stay the investing course.
by US NEWS and WORLD REPORT