With all the uncertainty facing us right now, a lot of Muslims with investments in companies are struggling to decide whether to hold their investments or sell them for the fear of loss due to the possibility of an economic recession in the near future. Since even experts cannot say anything for sure and are lost themselves, are we allowed to use istikhara for it or would that be misuse of the practice?

It is permissible to seek an istekhara for such a matter, but some scholars don’t recommend it. They recommend: try to best figure out what most experts say, and then have tawakkul on Allah and ask him for guidance. But if you are really really stuck then by all means you can have an istekhara done.