Whether investors like it or not, a lot of signs are currently pointing to a pending recession. The yield curve has flattened dramatically, and the trade war and hawkish Fed loom large. With that in mind, JP Morgan has put out a piece telling investors which currencies to own when a recession hits. According to Paul Meggyesi of JP Morgan, it will be best to own the US Dollar, Swiss France, Japanese Yen, and Singapore Dollar, and to get rid of any emerging market currencies. The Yen and Dollar look best, as in a deleveraging scenario, the whole world needs to buy back Dollars as it is the default funding currency.
FINSUM: No surprises here, but given how long it has been since a recession, it is always useful to revisit the logics and strategies to use during one.