Question of the month: I was considering an investment property at the start of this year. What’s the outlook for buy-to-let? – GL, Carlow The coronavirus outbreak is accelerating many changes in Ireland. Buy-to-let is definitely at the sharp end. At the start of 2020, a 7-year run of rising rents had already come to … Continued
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It’s been said many times that data is the new oil. Putting your money into big oil delivered massive returns in the 20th century. Could investing in big data do the same in the 21st? There’s no doubt that there is a huge and growing demand for data management, processing and storage for the world’s financial, … Continued
Just as the lockdown is affecting each of us in different ways, businesses have experienced very different impacts from the coronavirus crisis. Here’s Moneycube’s survey of four sectors which are well-positioned to perform for investors in Ireland through the coronavirus and beyond. 1. Healthcare and pharma There are two reasons healthcare and pharmaceutical stock are … Continued
Feeling guilty about your pension plans? Don’t. Fact is, many people in Ireland reach their 40s before they really start to think about how they’ll afford life when they stop working. The good news is that if you take action now, you have several decades of working life to see the benefits come through. Here … Continued
Going for gold is the 3,000-year-old investment strategy. So is it the right choice for investors in Ireland? Gold has some characteristics that investors just can’t ignore. When governments print money, countries fight wars, or political uncertainty increases, share prices can come under pressure. But demand for gold grows. This is the scenario that is … Continued
What a month that was for investors. In the space of 30 days: World shares fell by 16.7% in Euro terms The S&P 500 recorded the 7 largest ever one-day points gains (yes, gains) Oil dropped to its lowest price since 2002 The market’s ‘fear index’, the VIX, hit its highest level ever on 16 … Continued
Are you financially fit? Here’s Moneycube’s one-minute financial health check to help you take the pulse of your finances. Is your money working for you? Spring 2020 has seen a marked rise in volatility in the markets. There are winners and losers. Do your investments fit with your true appetite for risk and reward? If … Continued
This article was updated on 24 March – read on for our latest views on what Coronavirus means for investors. You can also read about how Coronavirus might affect your pension plans, and whether now is the right time to invest. Coronavirus or Covid-19 is firstly a health emergency, and no analysis of its financial effects should … Continued