In 2018 global growth was good, profits were up, inflation was benign and monetary conditions were relatively easy. It should have been good for markets. Despite continued volatility, 2019 is likely to be better for diversified investors than 2018 was. A recession is unlikely and so too is a long and deep bear market in shares. Dr Shane Oliver was again motivated to provide a summary of key insights and views on the investment outlook in simple point form. In other words, a list of lists.