Haha. Dont laugh. Hear me out stonedinvestor. First, the one stock that did exceedingly well during the 2001 recession was Kraft foods. When the recession was over and the market bottom, then Kraft fell off a cliff and has been trading in a range ever since. It now resembles a reverse head and shoulders on the chart. Second, during a recession people do not go out but they eat in. They go to the store and buy food. Third, Buffet bought a large stake in Kraft foods and has openly admitted that he believes there will be a long protracted recession much different then previous ones. Conclusion, buy and hold Kraft foods.