The most recent update says that about 14,600 people who held between one and 10 shares in Verizon have  now sold out.  Photograph: Sean Gardner/Reuters

Back in October, you wrote in a column in The Irish Times about “Verizon investors offered low-cost deal” and you mentioned that letters would be sent(...)

The United States’ Inland Revenue Service (IRS) imposes a 30 per cent withholding tax on dividend inTome from US-listed shares held by people who are not tax resident in the US

Am I able to reclaim the overseas tax on US dividends? If so how do I go about it? And how are US dividends taxed in Ireland? How do you show them on (...)

Outside the NYSE on Wall Street: Traders and investors alike continue to eulogise the fictionalised biography of legendary Wall Street speculator Jesse Livermore in Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Last Friday, November 28th, was the 74th anniversary of the death of legendary Wall Street speculator Jesse Livermore. Once dubbed “the most fabulous (...)

Work it out for yourself – is it a maze or a hedge fund?

The Kiss approach – keep it simple, stupid – has merit in many fields, not least in that of investment, where complexity and seemingly sophisti(...)

Dublin’s docklands has been the centre of attention for many property investors recently

It’s back. With international investors ploughing into commercial property, it could be a good time to take a punt on Irish property. But how c(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

It’s easy for active investors to drown in a sea of misinformation. There’s no shortage of confident commentary telling investors and traders what to (...)

Bigger, ever faster, computers  with algorithm trading programmes have spawned a new breed of market participant,  the high-frequency traders, who it is estimated account for more than 70 per cent of the volume of shares traded on US exchanges daily. Photograph: Joe Corrigan/Getty

The rules of engagement in markets have changed and perhaps not for the better. Before the computer age, market participants could look each other in (...)