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Should social media companies be allowed in ESG funds?

My son and I were talking about the tragic death of the father of Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Alisson Becker. He drowned in a lake on their property in Brazil. As with most 13 year old’s, my son gets most of his news on TikTok and he was shocked at the comments below the story, people being […]

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Your business is your wealth

It’s different being a business owner. You start off not knowing if you are making the right decision, going from a secure salary to being your own boss, not knowing if you will still be open for business in a year’s time. A lot of sacrifices are made to create and grow a business. I […]

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Why I won’t be investing in Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been in the news this week after the value of 1 bitcoin hit $50,000, with many people thinking it could hit €100,000 by the end of the year. This is a meteoric increase in value for the cryptocurrency that was invented in 2008 and if the predictions come through, an easy and quick […]

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Mo Salah and past performance

“Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance”. It’s the best known piece of small print ever written. We all know it off by heart from hearing it on the tv and radio. But that doesn’t stop people looking at past performance and using it to make decisions on what funds they invest […]

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That didn’t last long

The GameStop story isn’t over yet, but while the hangover clears on one of the biggest stock market parties ever, it is time to get back to reality. Since last week (January 27), the share price of GameStop has fallen 73% from $347.51 to $92.41. A few hours after I published last weeks article, no […]

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Investors are gaming the market

There is a war going on between retail investors and Wall Street at the moment and it involves an unlikely company, Gamestop. The computer game retailer has been struggling for years as it tried to compete with online sales and the move to digital downloads for the Playstation and Xbox. Last April, they were trading […]

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Calculating Deemed Disposal on a long term investment

Deemed disposal is a pain for many investors. Having to pay tax on an investment that they have not cashed in. The issue is the whole “gross roll up” system where dividends and profits are reinvested tax free with no income to the Revenue. If the Irish Revenue allowed some alternatives where investors paid their […]

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Let’s try to predict the future

Working in personal finance, the start of any year means loads of invites to ‘Outlook 2021’ style events where fund managers and insurance companies tell us what to look out for in 2021. A good thing to come out of Covid 19 is these events have moved online so if they have an interesting speaker, […]

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IPO FOMO

When I was younger and hanging out with my friends at the weekend, we used to order chips and curry sauce all the time. For an extra 60p, they would deliver the food to your house. Last week, the food delivery company DoorDash had its IPO (initial public offering) with the company valued at $72 […]

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Why it’s so hard to pick stocks

On Monday, 9 November, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced, along with its partner, BioNTech, that they had a viable vaccine for Covid 19, the virus that in the last year has infected over 60 million people, killing over 1.5 million of them, made tens of millions of people unemployed and effectively shut down the global economy. […]

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