What Happens to Stratasys, Ltd. if the Economy Collapses?

As stock market behavior is cyclical, and major market downturns historically happen relatively frequently, most investors will need to be prepared for a significant market crash sometime in their investing lives. During the bad times, however, some stocks take a harder hit than others.

In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a look at the world of 3-D printing, and discusses what happened to Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) stock during the 2008 market crash. Stratasys is not particularly insulated against a major market downturn due to just how expensive its printers and materials are. These represent very large purchases to its customers, and sometimes, those purchases just can't be made during tight economic times. However, while Blake shows just how negatively a recessionary climate can affect Stratasys' revenue, he also shows that the panicked overselling that occurred during the crash would make an excellent buying opportunity for investors seeking to start a position in Stratasys, or dollar-cost average into an existing position, supposing such a downturn happens again.

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  • Report this Comment On March 21, 2014, at 7:15 PM, woo131 wrote:

    What a crock. What happens to _____ (you fill in your favorite company) if the economy collapses? What happens if a meteorite strikes or the entire coast line of the world disappears? Surely you can do better than that.

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The Motley Fool's industrials analyst, I specialize in 3-D printing and also do my best to stay up-to-date in the fields of robotics and oceanic transportation. Follow me on Twitter, Google+, and/or Facebook below for the most important 3-D printing industry developments and other great stories.

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