A new year, a new perspective… We start the new year with gusto, but with a stark reality check, casting our sights on World affairs and outlining the global risks clearly evident. The war in the Ukraine trundles into its third year and with no sign of closure, remains a threat to the status quo […]
About Michael Wall
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Michael Wall contributed a whooping 20 entries.
Entries by Michael Wall
We would like to wish all our client’s a very happy Christmas & Happy new Year and I would like to thank you once again for continuing to place your trust in our services. MERRY CHRISTMAS & Enjoy the final note of the year!! With Dasher, Prancer, Comet, Rudolf, and the rest, including of course […]
The House View Summary As the leaves turn a different shade of green & we start to light the fires indoors, heading into the final quarter of the year, we are starting to see a change in sentiment in Markets. In September, EU inflation (HICP) across the bloc, reduced by 0.9% to 4.3% (from 5.2% […]
The House View Summary: Dusting off the málaí scoile, September is back to school time and the adjustment back to routine and familiarity, the family taxi service and preparing for another academic year. Hopefully everyone has managed has had some time to rejuvenate the spirits for the final push to the end of the year. […]
One of the golden rules of investing advises investors to avoid timing the markets as anticipation can be a costly venture and is probably appropriate here. With the recent June inflation data from the US starting to show a sustained reduction marked to 3%, from the recent year to date high of 8.1% in Feb, […]
As we roll into the end of the first half of 2023, we continue to see inflation dominate the macroeconomic system, though with the main central banks taking time to consider their next steps in terms of rate increases. The Euro (HICP) Inflation rate for May is 6.1% (and for Ireland is 6.3%) down from […]
While global GDP and inflation pressures continue to persist in the financial system, European & US economies are reporting lower inflation in the first quarter of 2023. However, in these economies inflation is still viewed as being stubborn and requiring a considered interest rate increase which is juxtaposed with balancing the cost of credit considerations. […]
According to a Bloomberg survey, the European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to ease the pace of rate hikes to 0.25% from next week as the central bank weighs a pullback in bank lending against sticky inflation and a more resilient than expected economy. It is anticipated that beyond next week’s hike, further 0.25% hikes […]
Global GDP and inflation pressures continue to persist in the financial system with the European & US economies reporting higher than expected inflation and lower GDP for the final quarter of 2022. US inflation was measured at 6.3% and European inflation at 10% (Ireland is estimated to be 8%) in Feb, while the UK inflation […]
On the back of a dismal 2022, global markets have somewhat rallied during January 2023 on the back of a tapering of inflation expectations and sight of what the market perceives to be a landing area for the terminal interest rates. US Stocks posted gains after the announcement of an above expectations, Gross Domestic […]
The CSO Household Finance & Consumption Survey 2020 has been published. This publication by the Central Statistics Office presents the results of the 2020 Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS), which was carried out between July 2020 and January 2021. Detailed information on household assets and liabilities is collected by the HFCS, as well as […]
THE REAR VIEW MIRROR As we step into 2022, and look back at 2021, Global equities provided stellar returns finishing the year up ca. 32%. For the stock pickers, in particular within the technology sector, returns which one might expect to see annually, seemed to deliver almost monthly for a while, before, inevitably, the reality […]
Lifetime Financial Planning Ltd. trading as Lifetime Financial Planning is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Kells, Co. Meath.
Reg No: 181591
Directors & Contact Details
Michael Wall, Aidan Wall
Tel: 046 924 0961