Monday's reports of Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine in final testing (and possibly also the results of the US presidential election) caused stock market surges with big investment made back into the aviation, hotels and cruise-liner companies.
American-based airlines such as Delta Air Lines closed more than 15 percent whereas British Airlines made the most gain closing up 25 percent!
We can now see light at the end of the tunnel and the prospect of returning to normality is on the horizon.
Crude oil was one of the hardest hit sectors during the lockdown for obvious reasons. However, the prospect of normality caused large surges in investment in Crude oil itself, and oil companies with ExxonMobil and Chevron have been the biggest winners gaining more than 11 per cent.
This potential for us to slip back into normal life within the next 6 months caused Zoom's shares on the other hand to take a dramatic fall of 17 percent, although still remaining buoyant. Other shares previously boosted by the work from home shift such as the meal delivery service HelloFresh fell 15 percent.
Gold took a little hit but it will always be known as the best place to put your money in times of uncertainty as we are not 'out of the woods' yet people will continue to invest in it.
The vaccine isn't a done deal and this was made evident by the fact that the Global stocks have already started to lose momentum, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. The initial excitement has faded and until the vaccine has been officially released we would be right to be cautious.
Seeing how quickly investment trends can change, if this year was terrible for your investments, keep your chin up, it could be that next year could more than makeup for it if you invest in the right areas.