January 2019: Constitutional Crises and Gut Instincts

Uncertainty in politics and the global markets makes it difficult to predict what kind of year 2019 will be.

Jim Rundle

The end of 2018 was marked, perhaps typically, by lurching from one crisis to the next. In the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May faced a no-confidence vote from her own party, just months before the official hard stop for Brexit. In the US, the Trump administration careened its way into a government shutdown which, at the time of writing in early January, had yet to be resolved.

Stocks were hardly calm, either. Rarely have the colorful clichés of whipsawing, see-sawing and vacillating been

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