As we enter 2018, financial markets are finishing another year of strong performance. Yet investors may have more questions than assurances. How much longer can the bull market – one of the longest in recent history – run? Will central bank efforts to normalize monetary policy disrupt the market’s upward trajectory? After a year in which volatility hit record lows, what could trigger its return? How will technological innovation continue to divide companies, and which firms are poised to succeed? Finally, while the macro backdrop appears benign, will emerging markets present risks or opportunities in the year ahead?

We believe these five questions will be important considerations in 2018. Here, the investment professionals at Janus Henderson share their insights and provide guidance on these critical issues.