Friday 13 December ended investor uncertainty on two major issues: US-Sino Trade and the future of the UK government.
The US and China signed phase one of the trade agreement that commis China to buying at least $40bn of US agricultural goods annually, tightens protection for US intellectual property rights and bans the forced transfer of technology from US companies.
On the same day Boris Johnson was re-elected UK prime minister, a move which financial markets welcomed with both sterling and UK stocks inching higher.
So does this greater certainty mean the outlook is more positive for investors?
Or will 2020 be overshadowed by the impending US general election and change in central bank policy?
The report, which can be read by clicking the link in the image above, qualifies for an indicative 30 minutes' worth of CPD.