Investor optimism continued to lift global markets with the MSCI AC World index up 1.6% for the week (YTD +3%). The major US indices extended their advance into record territory boosted by the signing of the phase one US-China trade deal and a strong start to the fourth-quarter reporting season.

Sentiment was also supported by Chinese economic data, as growth of 6% in Q4 met expectations, while other data beat forecasts. CLICK HERE