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  • Investments
Markets fall but weaker euro supports returns for Irish investors, writes Ian Slattery in his latest round up of the investment markets.  
  • Podcast
  • Investments

Richard Temperley, Head of Investment Development at Zurich, talks about investor sentiment and market performance throughout the month of July.

  • Savings
Parents in Ireland continue to take on rising debt to fund children’s education with secondary school costs now more than double that of primary.
  • Pensions

Are you under 35 years of age and thinking of starting a pension? Now is the time to kick start you pension savings with a €100 bonus* to get you started.

  • Savings

For parents, the cost of sending children to college can be significant according to Zurich’s 2019 report into the cost of education in Ireland. But it’s not all bad news and parents are seeing the benefits of developing a savings habit early in their children’s lives.

  • Investments
Equities rise on solid economic numbers, and with the expected rate cut, US markets perform well. Ian Slattery reports. 
  • Pensions

Every year millions of dollars in unclaimed superannuation money is left behind by people who don’t realise they are able to claim their contributions when they leave.

  • Investments
Markets were relatively flat, as earnings season fails to capture imagination, and big tech names such as Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet, will be reporting, writes Ian Slattery. 
  • Investments
US markets continue to move higher as earning season kicks off, and European and UK equities were down slightly over the week but both are showing strong YTD returns, writes Ian Slattery.
  • Podcast
  • Investments

Richard Temperley explains why equities, bonds and commodities were elevated, and why the US S&P500 Index hit a fresh all-time high.