The Randomness of Global Equity Returns

Investment opportunities exist all around the globe.   Across more than 40 countries, there are over 15,000 publicly traded companies.[1] If you listen to the news, however, some countries may seem like better places to invest than others based on how their...

Planning for the Cost of Family Education

When building financial plans for families, we tend to find that educating children ranks highly on the list of priorities. The costs associated with primary and secondary school education will usually be funded from regular monthly household income. While there is a...

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Investment fads are nothing new. When selecting strategies for their portfolios, investors are often tempted to seek out the latest and greatest investment opportunities. Over the years, these approaches have sought to capitalise on developments such as the perceived...

2018 Market Review

After logging strong returns in 2017, global equity markets delivered negative returns in Euro terms in 2018. Common news stories in 2018 included reports on global economic growth, corporate earnings, record low unemployment in the US, the implementation of Brexit,...

Risks of Owning a Single Stock

What do the following unrelated companies have in common? Amazon   Apple    Bank of Ireland CRH          Dell       Eli Lilly Google     Merck   Microsoft Pfizer       Smurfit  Tesco Firstly they are all household names and large employers in Ireland whose stock is...