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Commissions

Commissions

Commissions are still alive and well in the Financial Advice industry and heavily defended by most financial advisors. Internationally, there has been a trend by regulators towards banning or severely limiting commissions¬† (UK, Netherlands, Australia etc). It is also likely that new legislation recently introduced across Europe, will recommend banning or restricting commissions. So what […]

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Financial Planning Dublin

Taking Stock: Market Timing & Resisting Our Inner Pessimist

The Stockmarket is off to a flyer in 2019. This has been the best start to the year since 1987 and proved that there is some resilience in the markets after an extremely volatile year in 2018. In Euro terms, the S&P500 is up 13.55% year to date, with the Eurostoxx up 10.73%. There was […]

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Are you chasing the latest sexy investment?

Beware of choosing Investments based on past performance The investment industry has some of the most savvy and creative marketing departments in the world. They are masters at promoting their products and delivering messages that appeal to our emotionally biases. In times of fear and¬†recession, they promote safe, stable and reliable investments and launch new […]

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Can Investors and Investment Managers ‘beat’ the Market?

At its core, the investment industry is clearly divided into two camps. On one side you have the active investment managers, who are still in the majority, and believe through research, market timing and smart decisions, they can beat the market and give their clients superior returns. On the other side you have passive investment […]

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Are you trying to time the Market?

Private Investors tend to buy high and sell Low. Are you trying to time the Market? How have you reacted to recent market volatility? Those who have missed out on the huge gains of recent years are happy as they may get a second bite at the cherry. Those who have been invested are now […]

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