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...
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...

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...
Irish Budget 2020: What it means for your Personal Finances

Irish Budget 2020: What it means for your Personal Finances

Irish Budget 2019 – Main points The main takeaways from Budget ’20 in respect of personal finances are as follows:   Personal Taxes “No personal tax cuts at this time of economic uncertainty” Personal Income Tax rates remain at 20% and 40%. There was...
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...