Stocks gain under the 'first five days' rule, setting up for a good 2019 performance


CNBC—When stocks bounce at the beginning of the year, history shows the market is more often up than down at the end of the year.

Global stocks are enjoying their first good day of 2019 after China and US agree fresh trade talks. Improved China data saw stocks rise ahead of new trade war talks Monday easing concerns about a slumped start to 2019 for equity markets.  European markets and US futures are trading up despite Thursday's Apple led bloodbath in stocks.  Trade war tensions still remain front and centre of markets after weak industrial data out of China and fears about slowing global growth.  2019's ugly start for markets looks to be taking a breather on Friday after Asian stocks responded positively to a ...