And what awaits investors in 2019?
'Can-kicking, bare bones agreement'
And Happy New Year
Fund managers must collectively lead the way
China won't give in to excessive demands
Shifting sands in Asia
New regime begins in December 2019
Next year's general election set to dominate market discussion
Anything seems possible but nothing seems unlikely
Urbanisation in less economically developed economies is also unfolding at an exponential pace
MiFID II has been talked about far and wide for its impact on banks, brokers and analysts.
What will 2018 be remembered for? For many in the asset management community it will be the year MiFID II, PRIIPs, KIDs and GDPR were introduced, adding to the already heavy burden of regulation.
Events that could send shockwaves across financial markets
I cannot count the times I have burnt my fingers investing in oil stocks in the last ten years. Ever since oil started its decline from $150/bbl to less than $30/bbl and back to $75/bbl, there have been multiple tactical rallies that disappeared as fast...
Emerging markets have endured a turbulent few months, with a sell-off in a string of economies stretching from Latin America to Asia sparking fears of global contagion.
For investors in US equities, October was a painful month. But at least we did not suffer alone - it was a brutal month for almost every asset class. Amid fear and panic selling, only gold posted a meaningfully positive return.
The European economy has proved a major disappointment this year. Investors started 2018 full of optimism.
Investors should prepare to"stand up and be counted"
Markets have been far more volatile this year than last, taking fright at trade wars, the Italian budget, and the rout of the Turkish lira, for example. Yet most of the volatility has been in equity markets, while corporate bonds have provided a relatively...
Trump showing no signs of backing down
Diversity rising up agendas
December stockmarket anniversaries