Marc Westlake

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“For many savers, the consolation to record-low returns is the fact that inflation, too, is almost non-existent. According to figures from the Central Statistics Office, prices fell by 1.2 per cent in the year to September.” File photograph: Getty

On one level it doesn’t make sense. Returns on deposits are now trending to zero but money is continuing to flow into deposits at record rates. In fa(...)

US stocks have experienced their fastest-ever move from all-time highs to a bear market. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The longest bull market in history has been followed by the fastest bear market in history. No two bear markets are the same and the current one is un(...)

If you have opted for a life-wrapped investment product, there is nothing to be done, as the life company computes the taxes and passes them on to Revenue on your behalf.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

If funds are more expensive than we might have otherwise thought – as evidenced by new European regulations (insert link: https://www.irishtimes.com/b(...)

Under the new rules, providers of certain investment products have to publish key investor documents

Given the significance of life companies in the Irish investment market, new rules aimed at making it easier for savers and investors across Europe t(...)