Ireland’s economy looks set to grow by 4% again in 2018. For the fourth year in a row Ireland will be the fastest growing economy in Europe with rapid increases in retail sales, falling unemployment and surging tax revenues. Brexit poses the biggest threat to continued growth.
Since the Brexit referendum the UK economy has far exceeded the expectations of market observers. The positive momentum of the pre- referendum economy and strong consumer confidence, have carried the nation through a period of heightened uncertainty.
Currency fluctuations had a significant impact on investor returns in 2017. After several years of strong gains, the US dollar was the big loser last year. What lies in store for currencies in 2018?
At Davy we continuously analyse markets to identify the best investment opportunities for our clients. We tasked our team of analysts, economists and strategists to pinpoint trends in the sectors they think will do well next year and potentially be good long-term investments.
At this time of year, many of us start out with lists of New Year's resolutions. Improving our approach to financial planning, and sticking to it, is one thing that should remain at the forefront of our minds. Brian Walsh, Director of Financial Planning, outlines five key areas that we should focus on.
For many people, investing in property through a pension is a viable and increasingly attractive option. Peter Feighan, Senior Financial Planning Manager, outlines the reasons why.
Winning the lottery is something we may all dream of. However, the stark reality is that many winners go on to declare bankruptcy. Some basic principles of wealth management and financial planning can help ensure lottery winners have the life they want, for the rest of their life. In this article, Gavin Murray, Director at Davy Private Clients, lays out some ground rules.
Several Irish banks have recently begun charging certain corporate customers to hold cash on deposit, meaning companies sitting on excess cash reserves can expect little or no return if they merely park it in the bank. In this article, Robert McGlynn looks at the different possible solutions available to corporates looking to generate an adequate return on surplus cash in this negative interest rate environment.
How do you deal with losing your largest client days after completing a management buyout? We hear how David Bobbett, CEO of H&K International, overcame this challenge as well as many others to build the company into one the world’s foremost suppliers of kitchen equipment to the restaurant and retail industry.
We are in a period of historically low interest rates which brings with it a significant risk that inflation will erode the real value of assets held in cash over an extended period. In this article, Brian Walsh, Director, Financial Planning, looks at the options available to businesses that hold surplus cash.