We’ve been living in a low-interest and low-inflation world for a decade or more now. But markets have started to consider that things might change. What does that mean for investors and savers in Ireland? First, let’s be positive. Inflation – if it comes – offers opportunities and risks for investors. Why are markets re-considering … Continued
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Whether it’s cryptocurrency or rare metals, social housing funds or peer-to-peer lending, many new types of asset have become investible as part of your portfolio in recent years. One new entry is funds which buy up royalty rights for music. Is it time to get creative with part of your portfolio? The pioneer in this … Continued
We spend so much time talking about ways to invest your money… it’s time to look at some investments that are best avoided. Whether it’s the risk of scams, returns that are too good to be true, excessive costs or risks, here are five investments that we believe are best avoided for most investors. A … Continued
It’s official – Ulster Bank is leaving Ireland. One positive effect of the news is that it’s prompting customers to think about what to do with lump sums sitting in cash in the bank. Since you’ll have to move your cash out of Ulster Bank anyway, here are five good reasons to consider investing it … Continued
Irish savers have more than €22 billion invested in multi asset funds. So what are they, and what’s so attractive about using them to build your savings? A multi asset fund does what it says on the tin: it is an investment fund that can hold lots of different kinds of assets. That might include, … Continued
This guest blog comes from our friends at Greenman, the Dublin-based fund manager which specialises in managing funds that invest in food anchored-retail real estate in Europe, and has a steady track record of generating income for Irish investors. Investment consultant Michael Irving explains Greenman OPEN fund’s strategy, performance and outlook for 2021 and beyond. … Continued
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
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
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