Archive for 2012

Budget Fairness, My View

It is crucial that budgets and the tax system as a whole are fair, and that those who have the ability to pay take a larger share of the burden. However, this government has done a reasonable job of sharing the load if you look at all budgets since 2008. Budget impact on incomes since […]

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Pension Charges – Do you know what you are paying? Irish Times

Pension Charges – Do you know what you are paying? Irish Times article by “David Quinn” Investwise It’s about time the findings of the Pensions Charging Report were issued. I completely agree with the findings and think the industry in general charges far too much for bad advice. I would urge everyone to check what […]

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Ban on commissions in UK

From Jan 1st, commissions on the sale of most financial products will be banned in the UK. This process has been called the Retail Distribution Review (RDR). It is scaring the living daylights out of the Irish financial advisor market, for obvious reasons. I hope it comes in here also, although I expect it will […]

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Top Ten Investment Funds – 2012 (so far!)

2012 Top Ten Investment Funds (So Far!) There is a real mix of funds in the top ten performers so far this year. Quinn Life and Irish Life feature strongly, with 2 and 4 funds respectively, in the list. Property Stocks (listed property companies) have been doing well. Technology, Biotech and some well managed general […]

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Warren Buffett’s unique view on Cash and Deposits as an investment

Warren Buffett’s unique view on Cash and Deposits as an investment Warren Buffett, probably the greatest investor of all time, has a unique way of looking at his cash holdings. Given that so many Irish individuals have their savings and possibly pensions, sitting in bank deposits and cash funds, this may be of interest. Now, […]

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