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This year has been peppered with nasty surprises for investors. But there are several potential triggers for a broader rally in equities in the closing weeks of 2019.

Topping the wishlist of institutional investors by a considerable margin is a trade agreement between the US and China, according to the latest monthly survey compiled by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which gathered the views of 175 global institutions managing US$507 billion ($794.5b) of assets.

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