Best place to invest money in Ireland in 2024

Welcome to Moneycube’s annual roundup of the best investments available in Ireland. We’ve chosen five funds we think have strong potential for the year ahead in the wake of tricky 2023, and a promising start to 2024.  If you’re looking to invest money in Ireland, read on. Whether you’re a new investor, or looking to invest … Continued

Where next for the Magnificent Seven?

Until six months ago, the Magnificent Seven was a film.  And though there were once the Seven Sisters, these seven companies which dominated the global energy industry – and the stock market – have long faded in prominence. But the exceptional growth in seven mainly technology stocks during 2023 has seen them take the title. … Continued

5 ideas to make the most of your finances in 2024

Sorting your finances doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to put a plan in place, implement it, and let the benefits flow through. Here are five ideas to make a fresh start with your finances in 2024 – one block at a time. Read on: If you’ve found these tips helpful, you might also like … Continued

How did we do in 2023?

Each year, we pick a handful of investment funds available to Irish investors and highlight them on our blog.  We’ve charted below how our 2023 selections performed. Interested in our 2024 picks?  Click here to read more. 2023 was a tricky year to have your money in investment funds.  Equity markets were up 18.1% in … Continued

What will drive markets in 2024?

2023 is ending with momentum. Markets have enjoyed a sustained rally over the last eight weeks, spurred by growing hopes that a ‘soft landing’ can be achieved for the economy while inflation is tamed and interest rates fall. But that disguises a year that was far from plain sailing for investors.  Even at the halfway … Continued

Signs of life in the IPO market

Recovery in the equity markets is spurring hopes that the market for IPOs will pick up in the year ahead.  Read on to discover what that could mean for investors. November was a strong month in investment markets, with Europe recording its best growth since January (the Eurostoxx 600 was up 6.4%), and US markets … Continued

Should you invest in bonds?

2022 was the worst year for bonds in decades, and the wait for a recovery has continued for most of 2023.  Now there are signs that’s changing. Stabilising inflation, more sensible pricing, and the prospect of interest rate cuts in 2024 makes the bond market look more interesting as the year draws to a close. … Continued

December year end? Now’s the time to boost your company pension

If your company is like most in Ireland, its accounting year ends in December.  And that means now’s the time to think about making a special contribution to your company pension – especially if you’ve experienced a strong trading year. Read on to find out what’s good about topping up a company pension before year … Continued