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Moneycube’s midyear market review

The markets have been a positive place for your money in the first half of 2021. There were decent gains to be had in equities, corporate bonds (mostly) and many commodities. What drove that performance, and what does it mean for the next six months, and beyond? Equities had three tailwinds in H1 In Euro … Continued

How do I manage my financial affairs effectively?

Introducing Moneydocs At Moneycube, we’re big believers in helping you take control of your money. That’s why we’ve created Moneydocs. You can download it here. DOWNLOAD What does Moneydocs do? It’s a place for you to record your key financial information – both to make it easier for you to run your financial life, and … Continued

How long will my pension last?

It’s the only question that really matters when it comes to your pension. Here, we explore the four factors that determine how long your pension will last. 1. How much is in the pot? It’s the natural starting point. How much have you saved up to now – and by how much has it grown? … Continued

Easiest way to invest in Vanguard S&P 500 in Ireland

‘Never bet against America’, says legendary investor Warren Buffett.  He’s among many who have suggested that investing in the S&P 500 is a viable approach for many investors with a long-term horizon.  So what’s the S&P 500, why is it of interest to an Ireland-based investor, and how can you access it? What is the … Continued

How far does €500k go in retirement?

With the average pension pot in Ireland somewhere in the region of €90,000, a pension pot of half a million is something many people can only dream of. But how far would it get you?  We’ve carved up a notional €500,000 pension fund at retirement to see if it’s enough. Planning to retire soon, or … Continued

Will inflation affect savers and investors in Ireland?  

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

Investing in European real estate with Greenman

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