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'Recession-proof' stocks soar but doubts persist

Analysts differ over which stocks these are and whether some of them are overvalued

Dairy Farm International, which operates supermarkets like Cold Storage (above), has rallied this month to its highest levels in a year. Its gain is 22 per cent so far in 2016.


WHAT makes a stock "recession proof"? It depends on who you ask. Some analysts might say consumer staples, telcos and transport companies qualify because food, communication and daily travel will always be needed no matter what the state of the economy is, others may say Reits