The 2020 trading year started, and it’s time for forecasts. Every financial firm and analyst has a set of trends and predictions to follow. 2019 finished on a high note and was better than many market participants expected. Worries of a recession never materialized, the US-China trade war intensified, and Brexit uncertainty remained, but markets took the issues in stride. The big question for 2020 is if the markets simply chose to ignore the red flags.