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

Four megatrends that will shape investing in the years to come

Powerful, long-term changes in the global economy and global politics are underway in the world right now. And these changes have implications for investments. Here are four megatrends that are shaping our future world. What’s a megatrend? BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, with some $9.5 trillion of assets under advice, describes megatrends as: powerful, … Continued

Moneycube’s 1% cashback offer

Moneycube.ie is offering people one per cent cashback on their pensions to encourage them to plan for their retirement. In a first for the pensions market in Ireland, Moneycube wants to put cash back in customers’ pockets, and incentivise people to take charge of their pension savings. Cashback offers are a successful feature of the … Continued

It’s Pensions Awareness Week 2023

Pensions Awareness Week 2023 is back and bigger than ever!  Join Moneycube, hosts Ryan Tubridy, Gráinne Seoige and Liz Dwyer, and many other contributors  from 26 – 29 September to create a roadmap for your financial future. PAW23 will offer: 1. Free financial information and five free online events covering the A to Z of pensions, 2. Free 1-2-1 … Continued

How to make a lump sum contribution to top up your pension

Everything you need to know to make a last-minute pension contribution ahead of the 2022 income tax deadline Making a lump sum pension contribution is a great way to rapidly increase your pension provision and secure your financial future. And now is a great time to top up your pension – sometimes called an Additional … Continued