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03 Sep 2021
Investment Outlook September 2021The seeds of today’s US monetary policy were sown 50 years ago when President Nixon took the US off the gold standard.
05 Aug 2021
Investment Outlook August 2021Equity investors are taking an optimistic view on global growth, while bond investors remain gloomy. Who is right?
05 Jul 2021
Investment Outlook July 2021Though the global growth spurt may peak sometime this year, in this month’s Investment Outlook, we suggest the fundamental backdrop for equities remains positive. Private consumption, the driving force for the GDP expansion and company earnings, is underpinned by healthy finances.
11 Jun 2021
Investment Outlook June 2021In the June issue, we discuss: if equities are absorbing an inflationary side effect.
10 May 2021
Investment Outlook May 2021In the May issue: we explain why inflation may run hotter for some time, but should move back later in the year.
09 Apr 2021
Investment Outlook April 2021In the April issue we discuss seizing an opportunity in equities after the Ides of March.
08 Mar 2021
Investment Outlook March 2021In the March issue we discuss reflation continuing to drive the equity rally.
08 Feb 2021
Investment Outlook February 2021In the February issue we discuss: optimistic equity investors are positioned for a successful vaccine rollout and rising US inflation is a boon for “value” markets (e.g. the UK & emerging markets).
08 Jan 2021
The Company Law Review Group recommends the introduction of a new “Summary Rescue Process” to assist small companies to survive and recover from the Covid-19 crisis.08/01/2021 - The requirement for further reform of Irish corporate rescue mechanisms has been put into sharp focus by the current Covid-19 crisis.
07 Jan 2021
Investment Outlook January 2021In the January issue we look back on a tumultuous year and discuss the opportunities for the year ahead.
07 Dec 2020
Investment Outlook December 2020In the December issue we discuss how the COVID-19 vaccine announcement is a booster for equities over bonds.
18 Nov 2020
BREXIT-proof your investmentsUK ex-pats living in Europe might have thought they would be spared much of the inconvenience of Brexit. However, unfortunately, this is not the case, as many have found they are receiving troubling letters from their investment manager and bank regarding the need to close their account before the year end.
11 Nov 2020
Investment Outlook November 2020In the November issue of Investment Outlook, we discuss how the global economy shows resilience to COVID-19 headwinds.
14 Oct 2020
Irish Budget 2021On 13 October 2020, Ireland’s Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe presented Budget 2021. He advised that it was prepared under the assumptions that there will be no bilateral trade deal between the EU and the UK, and that there will be a continued presence of Covid-19 in Ireland in 2021, and the absence of a broadly available vaccine.
06 Oct 2020
Investment Outlook October 2020In the October issue of Investment Outlook, we discuss: how COVID-19 continues to drive market risk.
15 Sep 2020
Post Brexit – where are we now?As the EU/UK post Brexit negotiations continue, many Irish businesses are still considering how to plan for an unknown outcome. Indeed, many Irish businesses have put off making detailed plans until the outcome of the current negotiations is known.From an Irish tax perspective, implications can arise in relation to both direct taxes (corporation taxes) and indirect taxes (VAT/customs). In this article, we discuss what Irish businesses should be considering at this point, in relation to indirect taxes.