This year saw the 21st century in its final throws of adolescence. A government shutdown, low unemployment, record stock market highs, and continuing trade wars all played a role in shaping 2019’s financial markets and economy. In a world of 24 hour news, recounting what happened yesterday, let alone at the beginning of the year, can be a challenge. The final year of the decade has been an eventful one, and will stand out as one to be remembered. In this recap of the year’s most consequential financial headlines, we discuss – The Financial Stories that Shaped 2019.