Last month we said that a number of issues, such as the US/China trade deal, the pace of interest rate rises and the avoidance of a no-deal Brexit, could be resolved early in 2019
Relief over the temporary US-China trade proved short lived as anxieties about tightening monetary policies, slowing global growth and geopolitical uncertainty took hold in December.
November began with US mid-term election results coming in as expected
October has been a poor month for investors.
The tug of war between politics and fundamentals continued in September.
August saw confirmation that the current US bull market is now the longest on record, having run for 3,453 days since it began in March 2009