Investing in European real estate with Greenman

This guest blog comes from our friends at Greenman, the Dublin-based fund which specialises in retail real estate in Europe, and has a steady track record of generating income for Irish investors. Investment consultant Michael Irving explains Greenman’s strategy, performance and outlook for 2021 and beyond. If you’re interested in investing in Greenman or other … Continued

Question of the month: How do I invest €20,000?

I have €20,000 that I want to invest, with the hope of making some return – or at least not having it depreciate in a bank account. I have an emergency fund, no mortgage, and am paying regularly into a pension so this is money that I can put to work. Should I pick my … Continued

Investing with a direct debit: drip, drip, drip

Is there space in your monthly budget for a regular investment?  There are a lot of benefits to the drip-feed approach. It’s not long since you needed a large chunk of cash to start investing.  That’s changed now, and Moneycube can arrange investments of as little as €250 per month. Each month, your money will … Continued

Can I be forced to retire?

This guest blog comes from our friends at Reddy Charlton, the Dublin legal firm with a specialism in employment and pensions questions. Partner and employment law specialist Laura Graham explains the law concerning when you retire.  In particular, the law does not generally specify a retirement age, and you can negotiate your retirement age with … Continued

GameStop: what does it mean for Irish investors and pension savers?

If you’ve picked up the business news this week you’ll likely have heard about Reddit users taking on hedge funds through the group Wallstreetbets. So what’s going on, where will it lead, and what does it mean for investors based in Ireland? GameStop is a US-based seller of video games (they have about 30 shops … Continued

What will drive markets during 2021?

When asked if he thought stock prices were going to go up or down, American financier JP Morgan famously (and not very helpfully) said he believed they were going to fluctuate. It’s a healthy reminder that no-one can be certain of the short-term moves of markets.  But over the medium- and long-term it is possible … Continued

Best place to invest money in Ireland in 2021

Welcome to Moneycube’s annual roundup of the best investments available in Ireland. We’ve chosen five funds we think have strong potential for as the world tries to get back to something like normal. 2020 was a year of ups and downs in investing as in the wider world, but if you stayed the course – … Continued

5 ideas to make the most of your finances in 2021

2020 has had an impact on everyone’s finances.  So whether you’re in recovery mode, or looking for new ways to maximise the extra cash you’re saving, we can help you get your finances into shape for the New Year. Take stock of what you’ve got Last year saw some major moves in the financial markets.  … Continued

How did we do in 2020?

Each year, we pick a handful of investment funds available to Irish investors and highlight them on our blog.  We’ve charted below how our 2020 selections performed. Interested in our 2021 picks?  Click here to read more. There’s no doubt 2020 was a bracing year to have your money in investment funds.  But for those … Continued