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Bubble?

Bubble?

“Is the US Stock Market in a bubble?” – This is a question I’ve had to field a few times recently.  The question is prompted by some traditional valuation metrics and by the recent performance of high flying stocks like Tesla, Amazon, Apple and Google. Newspapers,... read more
Inflation

Inflation

Many investors today have no experience of dealing with serious inflation. However, those who had mortgages and loans in the 1980s certainly remember the pressure of double-digit interest rates and Irish inflation running close to 20%. Globalisation, demographics, and... read more
The Cost of Trying To Time the Market

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

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