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Monthly Investment Note: September 2023

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. […]

Monthly Investment Note: July 2023

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, […]

Monthly Investment Note: June 2023

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 […]

Monthly Investment Note: May 2023

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. […]

The Pace of Recent Interest Rate Hikes is Expected to Ease

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 […]

Monthly Investment Note: March 2023

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 […]

Monthly Investment Note: February 2023

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

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 […]

Sustainable Investment – A Step Change in Thinking

THE WORLD IS CHANGING Global sustainability challenges such as flood risk and sea-level rise, privacy and data security, demographic shifts and regulatory pressures are introducing new concerns for investors. More than 3 in 4 people in Ireland are concerned about the impact of climate change on the environment according to recent research from Aviva Ireland […]

New Pension Legislation Relevant to Small Self-Administered Schemes

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys announced in a press release issued on Tuesday the 27th of April that she has signed the European Union (Occupational Pension Schemes) Regulations 2021. (IORP stands for Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision). This means that the EU IORP II directive will be transposed into Irish law through the […]

Fee Based Financial Planning Service Now Available

We are delighted to announce that we now offer a Fee Based Financial Planning Service which is designed to help graduate Employees, Managers, Executives or Professionals, kickstart their Lifetime Financial Planning journey towards enhanced wealth creation & Lifestyle protection. Our Fee Based Financial Planning Process: The step-wise process outlined above, involves two meetings and a […]