I am 65 years, retiring soon and about to access my pension – What options are available to me?

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I am 65 years, retiring soon and about to access my pension – What options are available to me? When you access your pension and after getting your lump sum you will invariably be asked to choose what you wish to do with the balance of the fund. Your options at this point are typically: Purchase an Annuity or Invest in an ARF / AMRF It can be very difficult to choose between these two options. Let’s consider the pros …

Investment Market Update 23rd April 2018

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Investment Market Update 23rd April – Markets in Numbers  Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,491 0.24% 4.3% 4.3% 0.4% 4.9% Ireland 6,828 0.66% 4.1% 4.1% -1.9% 3.4% UK 7,368 0.54% 4.7% 4.7% -2.8% 7.7% France 5,405 0.43% 5.0% 5.0% 2.3% 9.9% Germany 12,523 -0.21% 3.7% 3.7% -2.9% 4.3% MSCI World 2,100 -0.76% 1.8% 1.8% 0.6% 16.5% S&P 500 2,670 …

Investment Market Update 16th April 2018

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Investment Market Update 16th April 2018 – Market in Numbers Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,447 0.71% 2.7% 2.7% -1.2% 2.5% Ireland 6,641 1.24% 1.0% 1.0% -4.7% 0.1% UK 7,258 0.08% 3.0% 3.0% -4.4% 2.7% France 5,317 0.59% 2.7% 2.7% 0.2% 7.2% Germany 12,458 0.98% 2.6% 2.6% -3.9% 2.1% MSCI World 2,091 0.41% 1.3% 1.3% 0.1% 16.2% S&P 500 …

Investment Market update 10th April 2018

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Investment Market update 10th April 2018 .MARKETS IN NUMBERS  Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,418 -0.44% 1.6% 1.6% -2.2% 0.8% Ireland 6,632 -0.61% 0.6% 0.6% -5.1% 0.7% UK 7,184 -0.22% 1.9% 1.9% -5.4% 2.3% France 5,269 -0.35% 1.8% 1.8% -0.8% 5.8% Germany 12,310 -0.52% 1.2% 1.2% -5.2% 0.1% MSCI World 2,053 -1.31% -0.6% -0.6% -1.8% 13.9% S&P 500 2,604 …

Investment Market Update 3rd April 2018

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Investment Market Update 3rd April 2018 – Markets in Numbers Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,341 0.91% -2.1% -3.7% -3.7% -1.0% Ireland 6,594 0.68% -0.7% -5.7% -5.7% 0.5% UK 7,057 0.22% -2.0% -7.2% -7.2% 0.2% France 5,144 0.72% -2.7% -2.5% -2.5% 3.9% Germany 12,000 1.31% -2.7% -6.4% -6.4% -1.8% MSCI World 2,039 -1.37% -1.4% -1.4% -2.5% 12.6% S&P 500 …

Investment Market Update 26th March 2018

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Investment Market Update 26th March 2018 MARKETS IN NUMBERS   Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,306 -1.50% -4.0% -5.6% -5.6% -1.4% Ireland 6,515 -0.03% -1.9% -6.8% -6.8% -0.4% UK 6,922 -0.44% -4.0% -9.0% -9.0% -1.9% France 5,105 -1.39% -4.1% -3.9% -3.9% 4.3% Germany 11,917 -1.77% -4.4% -8.0% -8.0% -1.3% MSCI World 2,037 -1.75% -3.7% -2.7% -2.7% 13.1% S&P 500 …

Investment Market Update 20th March 2018

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Market Investment Update Markets in Numbers Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,403 -1.17% -1.2% -2.8% -2.8% 1.7% Ireland 6,671 -0.35% 0.3% -4.7% -4.7% 0.7% UK 7,043 -1.69% -2.4% -7.5% -7.5% -1.4% France 5,241 -1.00% -1.7% -1.5% -1.5% 7.1% Germany 12,253 -1.39% -1.8% -5.4% -5.4% 1.0% MSCI World 2,110 -1.10% -0.2% 0.8% 0.8% 16.1% S&P 500 2,713 -1.42% 0.1% 1.9% …

Investment Market Update 5th March 2018

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Investment Market Update MARKETS IN NUMBERS Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,335 0.3 -3.0 -4.6 -4.6 1.2 Ireland 6,668 -1.9 -2.1 -7.1 -7.1 -0.7 UK 7,070 0.4 -1.7 -6.9 -6.9 0.1 France 5,159 0.4 -3.0 -2.8 -2.8 6.4 Germany 11,953 0.3 -3.9 -7.5 -7.5 -0.6 MSCI World 2,090 0.0 -1.3 -0.3 -0.3 15.8 S&P 500 2,691 0.5 -0.8 1.0 …

Investment Market Update 26th Feb 2018

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Investment Market update Markets in Numbers Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,466 0.7 -3.8 -0.8 -0.8 8.3 Ireland 6,722 0.1 -3.3 -4.3 -4.3 5.2 UK 7,244 0.4 -2.8 -4.7 -4.7 4.3 France 5,351 0.6 -2.4 0.8 0.8 13.8 Germany 12,590 0.8 -4.5 -2.5 -2.5 6.7 MSCI World 2,141 1.1 -3.1 2.1 2.1 19.2 S&P 500 2,747 1.6 -2.5 3.1 …

Investment Market Update 19th Feb 2018

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Investment Market Update MARKETS IN NUMBERS Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,427 1.1 -4.9 -1.9 -1.9 6.9 Ireland 6,833 0.8 -1.8 -2.9 -2.9 5.9 UK 7,295 0.8 -2.8 -4.7 -4.7 3.9 France 5,282 1.1 -3.6 -0.5 -0.5 11.8 Germany 12,452 0.9 -5.6 -3.6 -3.6 5.9 MSCI World 2,138 0.3 -3.3 1.9 1.9 19.3 S&P 500 2,732 0.0 -3.1 2.5 …