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Isn't the obvious answer cash/gold? Timing is everything though, recession incoming could 6 months, 18 months or 10 years away. And depends on your investment goals (EG if you're in your 30s and have it in a pension best let it be).

Cash? What about the gov... I mean, the central bank printing money?

In a recession, cash is king. Everything loses value relative to the U.S. dollar.

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