It could be another good year for markets

China's President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump (above) before a bilateral meeting, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Osaka last June, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson trying to hammer home his "Get Brexit Done" message in the Un
China's President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump (above) before a bilateral meeting, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Osaka last June, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson trying to hammer home his "Get Brexit Done" message in the United Kingdom. Besides improved market sentiment after a series of better-than-expected economic data, fears about US-China trade ties and Brexit have also subsided quite significantly.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
China's President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump before a bilateral meeting, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Osaka last June, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (above) trying to hammer home his "Get Brexit Done" message in the Un
China's President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump before a bilateral meeting, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Osaka last June, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (above) trying to hammer home his "Get Brexit Done" message in the United Kingdom. Besides improved market sentiment after a series of better-than-expected economic data, fears about US-China trade ties and Brexit have also subsided quite significantly.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Stay invested but also diversified across asset classes over time

Investment markets did very well in 2019, leaving many to wonder if they have more upside in 2020.

Last year was indeed an exceptional one. Despite trade-war concerns, slower economic growth, recession fears and uncertainty about Brexit - equities, bonds and gold all climbed a wall of worries to record strong gains.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 05, 2020, with the headline 'It could be another good year for markets'. Print Edition | Subscribe