Metal staged a comeback in Q4 2018
Change in tone since start of year
The state of the current market
Started in October 2017
An eye on tech players and artificial intelligence
Latest financial stability report
US rates heading below 0%
The case for keeping bonds in porfolios
Weaker dollar and lower oil price could help investors
Shares in main markets 'remain good value'
Holdings will need to "plough through their own furrow"
September 2017 lows
Interest rates held
QE expected to finish at year end
Traditionally a signal of recession
'Hungry investors' coming back in
It has been a difficult year for global equities, with volatility caused by factors such as concern about trade wars leaving many of the world's stock markets in retreat.
De-risks in favour of US Treasuries
US Fed chairman, Jerome Powell, recently described the conventional approach to setting US interest rates as "navigating by the stars".