Emerging Markets might sound a little technical, but please do bare with me, even I can understand it, so you'll be totally fine! It might even be worth your while reading on, if you ever intend investing in Emerging Market Index Funds in Ireland!
We explore the past investment returns, what the 'experts' are suggesting they might deliver in the future, and what to watch out for when picking the index funds you desire.
Paddy Delaney QFA RPA APA
Looking for Financial Advice in Ireland you can trust? A few weeks ago I did a piece on finding 'Independent Advice in Ireland', this week I intend to share some ideas that might help you evaluate a firm before engaging them.
"I just checked my investment portfolio - now I know why they call them Brokers" - anonymous. I came across that quote in a sketch cartoon recently and found it amusing. With MSCI Index up over 20% so far this year it's not really applicable however!
Perhaps you already have an advisor but are unclear about their intent, fees or abilities. You may have had several over the years but none really 'did it' for you! Or perhaps you are thinking about engaging one for the first time. I hope this piece will help a little.
I fully accept also that being a fully independent fee-based advisor, I will carry some biases here - but as always I'll tell it as I see it.
This week I aim to share some brief insights that might be worth knowing when you are building an investment portfolio in Ireland.
When it comes to investing it’s probably fair to say that there is so much choice, probably too much! Reminds me of that weird situation referred to as the ‘paradox of choice’ where, when confronted with too much choice we can stall, suffer from inaction and often make choices that are far from the ones that really wanted! Barry Schwartz’s TED Talk is here, worth a watch!
That same paradox seemingly happens to often to investors and pension-holders in Ireland also. When we are faced with a choice of multi-asset funds, private banking funds, insurance products, index funds, Lithuanian car parks, Alaskan leisure centres, you name it, there are options available for all tastes!
Paddy QFA RPA APA