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

Brexit finally happened: what does it mean for your investments and pensions?

Whisper it: despite all the hype, not much has changed. Post-Brexit, if your pensions and investments in Ireland are well-managed, you should see very little change. Now officially, Brexit happened back in January 2020.  But in practice, everything rolled over until 11pm on 31 December 2020, so you’d not have expected much change before now … Continued

2020 investment market review

At a glance, a casual observer looking back on the investment market in 2020 might wonder what all the fuss was about. Here’s the annual performance delivered by developed markets, a fund many of our customers hold, for example.  If anything, 2018 and 2019 look like the unusual years! Source: MSCI world index (Eur) (2020 data … Continued

Easiest way to invest in QQQ in Ireland

Some funds just capture the imagination.  QQQ’s one of them.  Formed in 2002, this technology-focused fund has grown by over 1,000% (yes, one thousand per cent) since that time. And the good news is that there are several ways to access it depending on the size and shape of your investment. What is QQQ? Known … Continued