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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Irish investors once again turn to property – Have we learned any lessons?

If you are thinking of investing in property, what are your options? Given the increased demand for property funds over the past few months, I thought it might be a good idea to do a high level review of some of the property funds available on the market. This article does not offer advice on […]

Irish Investors regularly paying too much for their Pensions and Savings.

Irish Investors regularly paying too much for their Pensions and Savings. I’m getting so frustrated with the high charges being applied, under the radar, to pension and lump sum investors out there. I am losing count of the number of clients that have come to me recently for financial planning services, who were being charged […]

Why I don’t like Model Portfolios

Why I don’t like Model Portfolios The pace of evolution in the financial advisory industry is accelerating and this is leading to better financial products and improved advice for clients. One of the notable trends in the Irish investment Market over the past 2 years has been the introduction of Model Portfolios. Some of the life assurance companies […]

Protecting your bank deposits – A recent article from Investwise for thejournal.ie

I wrote this article for thejournal.ie over the weekend which I thought might be of interest: Read Article

Bank of Ireland Shares- To Buy or not to Buy?

I get a lot of queries from clients and friends about whether to buy Bank of Ireland Shares. I saw some excellent analysis today which gives the full argument from both sides on whether to buy or not. A quick summary of one interesting point below. If anyone wants the full analysis document, email us. […]

Free Pension or Investment Fund Analysis – For February only

Free Pension or Investment Fund Analysis – For February only, No catch, No sales pressure and No obligation. Ever wonder how your investment / pension funds are performing, or wonder if you should move to another investment manager? We are offering our valuable analysis service free for the month of February. The service is a comprehensive independent assessment of the performance […]

Interesting Test Level For Markets

Interesting test level for markets Markets have a great run over the past few weeks,  from 31st December when the US Congress resolved the short term Fiscal Cliff issues, to recent days where markets seem to have stalled. More importantly though, stock markets have been rising for almost 4 years now. I accept that this was […]

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