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Pensions Awareness Week is on the way!

Pensions Awareness Week Ireland (PAW) is back and bigger than ever!  Join Moneycube and over twenty other contributors from 19 – 23 September to create a roadmap for your financial future. PAW22 will offer: 1. Free financial information and a series of online events covering the A to Z of pensions 2. Free 1-2-1 consultations on your pension 3. We’ll also … Continued

Look under the lid before investing in UK markets in 2022

All eyes are on the UK just now following the death of Queen Elizabeth.  Are the UK’s financial markets also at a turning point? In a difficult year for most regions, UK markets have outperformed so far.  The FTSE100 index of top 100 companies is down around 5.5% in Euro terms (and only around 2% … Continued

Act now to update your direct debits

Two banks are departing the Irish market in 2022.  That means somewhere around 10 million direct debits will need to be changed! If you bank with KBC or Ulster Bank, it’s well worth acting now before the rush to update the direct debit for your regular payment. If you’re changing bank and have a regular … Continued

Investing in Vanguard LifeStrategy funds in Ireland

One of the most popular fund ranges, from one of the most popular investment managers, just got easier to access in Ireland.  Vanguard LifeStrategy became readily available to Ireland-based investors in late 2021. Vanguard’s LifeStrategy funds have in fact been available in Ireland for some years… but only in sterling funds, with high minimum investments, … Continued

Moneycube’s midyear market review 2022

There have been some dramatic changes in financial markets – and the world in general – over the last six months.  As we approach the half-year market, it’s time to look at what has happened, how things are likely to unfold in the second half of 2022, and what it means for your investments and … Continued

Question of the month: How many investment funds should I hold?

I’m investing a lump sum over the next few months, and want to keep things fairly simple.  At the same time, I’m aware there’s a need to avoid putting all my eggs in one basket, and to spread my risk instead.  Is one investment fund enough?  Or how many investment funds should I hold? – TM, … Continued

What’s going on in the global bond market?

Traditionally seen as a safer bet, bonds have been a loss-maker for Irish investors so far in 2022. Stock markets might grab the headlines. But the bond market is bigger, and has been experiencing tough times of its own. One major bond index, the Bloomberg Global Aggregate, is down nearly 9% for Euro investors over … Continued

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