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The Cost of Trying To Time the Market

Missing only a few days of strong returns can drastically impact overall performance.     John McWey, Financial Planner, Ardbrack Financial Limited. 021-4773833 / 083-4115277 jmcwey@ardbrack.com   Disclaimer: The content of this article is for general... read more
Financial Planning during Covid-19

Financial Planning during Covid-19

Family Financial Planning during Covid-19 Around the world we find ourselves adjusting to life during these stressful times. Life is always uncertain but human ingenuity is strong. We don’t know when some degree of normality will return, but it will. During this event... read more
Uncertainty, Buying the Dip and New Working Practices

Uncertainty, Buying the Dip and New Working Practices

Due to the global uncertainty owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, equity prices have quickly entered ‘bear market’ territory. This has led to an unprecedented fiscal and monetary policy response from governments worldwide. The following is our current assessment of the... read more
Property Investing and Recent Fund Suspensions

Property Investing and Recent Fund Suspensions

Property Investing and Recent Fund Suspensions Investors in several Irish property funds received news in January that valuations were being reduced by c.8% and withdrawals or switches from certain funds were being suspended for up to six months. The funds in question... read more

Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight Isn’t.

The year 2019 served up many examples of the unpredictability of markets. Interest rates that US policy-makers expected to rise fell instead. American consumers’ confidence weakened as the year began,1 and news headlines broadcast fears of an economic slowdown. But... read more
Why Should I Invest?

Why Should I Invest?

Why Should I Invest? In this short video, Nobel laureate Eugene Fama explains two key steps to investing: knowing why you want to invest and understanding your tolerance for risk.   Let Markets Work for You   The financial markets have rewarded long-term... read more

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... read more
Planning for the Cost of Family Education

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... read more

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