2018 was rife with market volatility, political upheaval, climate disasters, personal data dystopia, global economic uncertainty and much more. The general view seems to be expect more of the same for 2019.
After the Brexit vote and Trump’s election in 2016, economists, analysts and investors were pretty fearful about market prospects for 2017, yet it turned out to be a fantastic year for the global economy.
Then, at the end of 2017, there was a real sentiment of optimism for 2018, which turned out to be a very disappointing year pretty much everywhere apart from the US.
Now, there is widespread doom and gloom for 2019. So the question is; will things pick up, making the forecast wrong for the third year in a row or are the pessimists going to be proved right?