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When Is the Best Time to Buy Stocks in a Recession?
https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T038-S001-10-f...
The best time to buy stocks is when the NBER announces the start of a recession. It takes the bureau at least six months to determine if a recession has started; occasionally, it takes longer. The average post-WWII recession lasts 11.1 months. Often, by the time the bureau has figured out the start of the recession, it's close to the end.
(Caution: Kiplinger's has good information, but their site has so many busy video ads and such that it slows down my computer.)

Things could certainly "be different this time," since the averages include the era prior to Fed intervention and before FDIC insurance. Things are more interrelated in 2020, and information moves much faster.

Here's an interesting site from the NBER regarding cycles:
https://www.nber.org/cycles.html
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