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Investing in uncertain times: why back to basics is the best approach

If you’re trying to grow your wealth, recent years have been full of mixed messages. The news is full of US-China trade wars, Brexit uncertainty, and continued low interest rates to support the world economy. But at the same time, markets have scaled new highs, we’ve seen three trillion-dollar listed companies (Microsoft, Apple and Amazon), … Continued

Question of the month: should I invest in P2P lending in Ireland?

Peer-to-peer lending is the newest entrant on the Irish investment scene.  Should you put your money in it?  And if so, what part does P2P have in your wider portfolio? Moneycube examines your options. Before we start, a word of warning.  Peer-to-peer lending is not regulated in Ireland, and Moneycube doesn’t provide advice on it. … Continued

Question of the month: should I buy Ryanair shares?

I’m thinking of investing €10,000 in Ryanair shares.  Is that too little to invest – and is there a better alternative? – Margaret, Dublin Question of the month is a new regular feature on the Moneycube blog. If there’s an aspect of investing or pensions that you’d like us to cover, drop us a line. … Continued

Are KBC investment funds any good?

KBC Bank has made a great effort to explain investing in Ireland, offering investments from just €125. So should you invest in KBC’s funds? We’ve reviewed their offering to help you decide. Read on to find out more on KBC’s fund performance, costs, and some alternatives. How do KBC’s investments work? KBC’s offering is focused on a … Continued

Affected by a credit union savings cap? Here are some alternatives

Credit unions are one Ireland’s quiet financial services success stories.  Usually based on local or employment connection, they have helped millions of members boost their savings and manage their money. As people’s savings and earnings have recovered over recent years, more and more money is flowing into credit union savings. A sign of success – … Continued

Ethical investment options in Ireland

Taking control of your money is increasingly about making sure it’s invested in an ethical way. There are several good options for socially responsibly investors in the Irish market. What’s ethical investing? Ethical investing (or socially responsibly investing) comes in many forms, some more stringent than others. The common theme is a set of ethical … Continued

Woodford fund suspension: how are Irish investors affected?

Investors in the UK-based Woodford Equity Income fund have been unable to withdraw their money since 3 June.  What’s happened, and what are the lessons for Irish investors? What’s happened? Woodford Equity Income was formed in 2014 and quickly grew to over £10 billion in assets.  Some of those assets were invested in smaller, private … Continued

Should I invest in gold?

Going for gold is the 3,000-year-old investment strategy.  So is it the right choice for investors in Ireland? Moneycube explains why you should consider investing in gold, how to do it, and how it should fit with your overall selection of investments. Why invest in gold? Fact is, gold has some characteristics that investors just … Continued

Standard Life GARS fund: time to head for the exit?

Is your money in Standard Life’s GARS fund?  If the answer is yes, it’s time to review your investment strategy – and the advice you’re getting. The Global Absolute Return Strategies fund has been a favourite for Irish financial advisers and brokers in recent years.  We’re wondering why. Got money stuck in GARS and wondering … Continued

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