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Bitesize Global Overview… Nov 12th 2012

Equity markets ship hefty losses – Global equities moved sharply downwards over the week, as mounting fears about the US fiscal cliff and the deteriorating economic situation within the eurozone dominated the post-US election headlines. US election outcome – While President Obama was, in the end, re-elected comfortably enough and the Democrats increased their hold […]

Bitesize Global Overview… Nov 6th 2012

Equity markets gain – In a disrupted week for markets, due to the effects of ‘superstorm’ Sandy, equities finished up overall as optimism mounted about the outlook for the global economy. US data – The final employment numbers before the US presidential election showed that the economy added 171,000 jobs in October, well above the […]

PENSION FUND charges are eating away as much as one euro in every six

PENSION FUND charges are eating away as much as one euro in every six (17.4 per cent) of retirement savings in occupational schemes, according to a report on charges published last night. The figure is dramatically higher for those with individual pension arrangements – such as personal retirement savings accounts (PRSAs) and executive pensions – […]

Bitesize Global Overview… Oct 22nd 2012

Equity markets gain – Equity markets rebounded from the previous week’s losses after upbeat economic data, good earnings results and a statement from Moody’s regarding Spain’s credit rating. US economic data – US housing starts well exceeded economists’ forecasts, after jumping to an annual rate of 872,000 in September. With building permits also increasing, these […]

Cancer Only Cover…

For the 1 in 3 people who will suffer with Cancer at some point in their lives… While you may not like to think about cancer, you are probably aware of its medical implications and the dramatic effect it can have on your life. But have you ever considered the financial consequences of living with […]

Financial News Bites…. Oct 17th 2012

THE Spanish government said today it will decide within the next few weeks whether to ask for outside financial help. It noted that it might opt for a precautionary line of credit instead of bailout cash. ***************************************** BANKS have hit back at claims by the Central Bank’s director of banking supervision that they have adopted […]

Financial Advisers Can Really Add Value (Irish Indo)

It’s the job of a nice calm adviser to save the average market plunger from themselves.. IT has always been a tenet of faith in markets that individual investors are the financial equivalent of shark meat, forever bamboozled by news flow and buying high and selling low. The majority of these investors do not have […]