Much is riding on the resolution of the US-China trade dispute. Any forecasts for 2019 are contingent on the assumptions made for resolution of the dispute.

Sharemarkets are expected to be on the path of repair in 2019, especially in the second half of the year. Firm economic growth rates will provide fundamental support. The ASX 200 is expected to rebound by 10-12 per cent in 2019 after a decline of around 6-8 per cent in 2018.

 

Year in Review; Year in Preview

The US-China trade dispute dominated investor attention over 2018.  The global economy likely grew by 3.7 per cent in 2018, just above longer-term averages.

2018 winners & losers

Of 73 global sharemarkets monitored, only 15 ended in positive territory for 2018. The Aussie sharemarket was mid pack, in 42nd position with the All Ordinaries down 7%.

The Big Issues of 2019

We look at the issues likely to impact global markets in 2019, including US-China trade relations, low inflation and property prices. WATCH VIDEO

The Year Ahead

Ryan Felsman takes a look at the year ahead, including hopes of a resolution in the US-China trade dispute and forecasts for the Australian sharemarket and economy.

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