Lessons from my 2006 Warning Before the GFC

About 2004 I’d started to get concerned about the debt bubble in the USA and not just the one at home, so I started adding Gold to client portfolios when

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Irish Credit Unions – How do they reinvent, after loan demand collapse and crushed returns on fixed interest products?

The day Newbridge Credit Union died in 2013 after a savage run on its savings, the sense of loss of a social keystone cut deep and as widely felt throughout

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DATA PROTECTION DAY – Consumer Rights to Data Privacy

Consumer Rights to Data Privacy, not a moment too soon. Close of play Friday. The weekend feeling had arrived. About to turn off her PC one of the staff at

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Euro Lotto Winner –The Golden Dozen

Dear Euro Lotto Winner, There’s no template and very few knocking about, who’ve ever dealt with the outcomes of sudden mega-windfalls, money that has not been learned and earned, over

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The End Phase of the Global Financial Crisis Opens

2016 began with very heavy falls in equities meanwhile fixed interest Government bonds rallied even further driving more yields into negative territory, still investors piled in, guaranteed to lose money

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The Dust Begins to Settle as the World Map is Redrawn

The early dust is settling on yesterday’s shock win for Trump, as evident by the predicted calming of markets. This short blog adds to ours of yesterday morning, as cool-headed

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Trump Clean Sweep catches Ireland in double whammy Brexit & Trumpit

Trump leading a divided Republican Party has taken the US Presidency and with it a Republican Party that now controls both houses, Congress and Senate.  It is time for calm

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Does ‘Restoration Economics’ make sense?

It’s a zero sum game chasing up a rising property market with demands for higher pay, where the most powerful and well organised squeeze the least powerful and disorganised in

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Eddie Hobbs: Ireland has lopsided, unequal, and socially unjust remuneration model

The only unknown is how much the largesse will be, but the least well-off in the most insecure jobs have always funded the higher pay and job security of those

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