Schroders' economists suggest the global economy will probably avoid a recession in 2020, why they are optimistic about emerging markets next year, and mull the end of Japan's era of "Abenomics".
Thanksgiving on Thursday and Black Friday truncate the coming week and could add to volatility. We have US consumer confidence data to watch out for – and a speech from the Fed's Jerome Powell.
What next for US-China trade talks? And while UK data continues to reflect uncertainty, in Europe there are positive signs of stabilisation.
This month's infographic looks at the outlook for US company profits and the lessons we can learn from Japan's government spending in the 1990s.
US equities continue to climb. Emerging market stocks and currencies slip back as Hong Kong disruption intensifies. In politics, major televised debates are held this week in both the UK and US.
The UK economy continues to flag. The eurozone fares better as Germany avoids recession, and in China the authorities look increasingly likely to intervene further to support growth.
China and the US agree in principle to remove tariffs, sparking a wide rally in equities. In the UK, the Bank of England has held its key interest rate unchanged – while indicating a readiness to cut.