V-Shaped Recovery

AAA

DEFINITION of 'V-Shaped Recovery'

A type of economic recession and recovery that resembles a "V" shape in charting. Specifically, a V-shaped recovery represents the shape of the chart of certain economic measures, such as employment, GDP and industrial output. A V-shaped recovery involves a sharp decline in these metrics followed by a sharp rise back to its previous peak.

BREAKING DOWN 'V-Shaped Recovery'

There are countless other shapes a recession and recovery chart could take, including L-shaped, W-shaped, U-shaped and J-shaped. Each shape represents the general shape of the chart of economic metrics that gauge the health of the economy.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Gross Domestic Product - GDP

    The monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced ...
  2. Global Recession

    An extended period of economic decline around the world. The ...
  3. Jobless Recovery

    An economic recovery, following a recession, where the economy ...
  4. U-Shaped Recovery

    A type of economic recession and recovery that resembles a "U" ...
  5. L-Shaped Recovery

    A type of economic recession and recovery that resembles an "L" ...
  6. W-Shaped Recovery

    An economic cycle of recession and recovery that resembles a ...
Related Articles
  1. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Recession: What Does It Mean To Investors?

    Understanding the business cycle and your own investment style can help you cope with an economic decline.
  2. Economics

    4 Tips For Buying Stocks In A Recession

    Bear markets can terrify even seasoned investors. Learn how to invest safely.
  3. Budgeting

    Five Strategies For Surviving Tough Times

    Cruise through a slowing economy - even when others are going off the rails.
  4. Options & Futures

    Market Bottom: Are We There Yet?

    No one rings a bell when the bear market's over, but that doesn't mean there's no way to predict a bottom.
  5. Investing News

    Canada in Recession

    On September 1, 2015, Statistics Canada reported that the economy has contracted by 0.5% in Q2 2015, after falling 0.8% in previous quarter.
  6. Economics

    Is a Recession Coming?

    In the space of a week, the VIX Index, a measure of market volatility, spiked from 13, suggesting extreme complacency, to over 50, evidencing total panic.
  7. Forex

    The Pros and Cons of a Fully Convertible Rupee

    Amid the rising economic power of India, the talks of making the Indian currency fully convertible are gaining momentum. We look at the pros and cons.
  8. Investing

    What’s Holding Back the U.S. Consumer

    Even as job growth has surged and gasoline prices have plunged, U.S. consumers are proving slow to respond and repair their overextended balance sheets.
  9. Economics

    A Look at Greece’s Messy Fiscal Policy

    Investigate the muddy fiscal policy, tax problems, and inability to institute austerity that created the Greek crises in 2010 and 2015.
  10. Economics

    How Do Asset Bubbles Cause Recessions?

    Understand how asset bubbles often lead to deep, protracted recessions. Read about historical examples of recessions preceded by asset bubbles.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is a V-shaped recovery and how is it different from other recoveries?

    A V-shaped recovery depicts an economic situation where a severe downturn in the markets is met with an equally strong upturn ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How does the risk of investing in the industrial sector compare to the broader market?

    There is increased risk when investing in the industrial sector compared to the broader market due to high debt loads and ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. How can I hedge my portfolio to protect from a decline in the retail sector?

    The retail sector provides growth investors with a great opportunity for better-than-average gains during periods of market ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What is the correlation between term structure of interest rates and recessions?

    There is no question that interest rates have enormous macroeconomic importance. Many economists and analysts believe the ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Why should an investor in the retail sector consider the Consumer Confidence Index?

    Investors in the retail sector should consider the Consumer Confidence Index, or CCI, because it measures how consumers feel ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Which type of retailers tend to perform best during weak periods in the economy?

    Retail is a broad investment sector comprising many different market segments, such as automotive, building supply, grocery ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Recession

    A significant decline in activity across the economy, lasting longer than a few months. It is visible in industrial production, ...
  2. Bubble Theory

    A school of thought that believes that the prices of assets can temporarily rise far above their true values and that these ...
  3. Stock Market Crash

    A rapid and often unanticipated drop in stock prices. A stock market crash can be the result of major catastrophic events, ...
  4. Financial Crisis

    A situation in which the value of financial institutions or assets drops rapidly. A financial crisis is often associated ...
  5. Election Period

    The period of time during which an investor who owns an extendable or retractable bond must indicate to the issuer whether ...
  6. Shanghai Stock Exchange

    The largest stock exchange in mainland China, the Shanghai Stock Exchange is a nonprofit organization run by the China Securities ...
Trading Center
×

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!