Our Blog Kelly O'Shea Pensions & Financial services http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=1&layout=blog&Itemid=58 Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:31:13 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Markets http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62:markets&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62:markets&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 August is a quiet month, markets see less activity but we are still seeing movements. A lot of talk re double dip but Andrew Milligan of Standard Life Investments believes we will not see this as Company balance sheets good. Expect to see volatile quarters over the next year or two.In the UK they are seeing more credit coming through slowly! Food prices the one to watch especially in emerging markets.

Aidan

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aidan@kellyoshea.com (Aidan Kelly) Latest Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:01:21 +0000
Funds http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:funds&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:funds&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 A lot of funds seeing inflows of money, high yield funds seeing the most action. All eyes on the US still!!

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aidan@kellyoshea.com (Aidan Kelly) Latest Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:29:12 +0000
Market Update http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60:market-update&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60:market-update&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 Markets are unsettled but buying opportunities exist, a lot of monies going towards Property in London and Paris, US earnings will dictate a lot over the next few weeks but looking ok so far.

Aidan

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aidan@kellyoshea.com (Aidan Kelly) Latest Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:58:16 +0000
Funds http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58:funds&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58:funds&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 News from the US that a lot of monies leaving equities and into bonds! From here it looks like that people are preserving wealth and happy to get a low return for security. The next 3 months are critical.

Aidan

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aidan@kellyoshea.com (Aidan Kelly) Latest Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:28:55 +0000
Markets http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57:markets&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57:markets&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 Everything is uncertain at the moment, a lot of nerves but there is a lot of cash out there that has to find a home eventually. Patience is the key here and good fund selection!

 

Aidan

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aidan@kellyoshea.com (Aidan Kelly) Latest Mon, 05 Jul 2010 11:29:17 +0000
Retirement Planning http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56:retirement-planning&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56:retirement-planning&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 When people hear the word "Pension", they think old person and monies from the state! When you are planning ahead for when you will not be working after 60 - 65, you should think retirement planning. Retirement is about having the ability to keep a certain level of lifestyle while taking into account certain needs are usually met at that stage, house paid for and kids educated, well hopefully anyway!

The sooner you can start providing for retirement the better it will be. All this takes is having a financial plan, take advice and set a budget and then review at least once a year. The best part is you will get at least 20% tax relief and if on the higher rate 41%. There are lots of funds out there and not all risky so get planning!

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aidan@kellyoshea.com (Aidan Kelly) Latest Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:28:00 +0000
Investments http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55:investments&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55:investments&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 There are a huge amount of options available currently for anyone with some money to invest. To choose correctly you need to know:

* Investment term you are willing to commit too.

* Level of risk you wish to take on

* Amount to invest and charges incurred

* Track record of company you are dealing with

 

 

Aidan

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aidan@kellyoshea.com (Aidan Kelly) Latest Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:15:51 +0000
Review Time http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52:review-time&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52:review-time&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 We have seen the turmoil and now we need to move on! This can be harder than we think but we cannot keep looking back. There has never been a better time to shop around for all products and this includes financial committments. Look for a review on your financial committments and take some time to make sure your financial needs are fully covered!


Aidan

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aidan@kellyoshea.com (Aidan Kelly) Latest Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Equities http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53:equities&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 http://kellyoshea.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53:equities&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=58 Deposit accounts are paying very little so now it is time to look at investments in equities. There is a huge range of products to choose from. Anyone with money to invest needs to look at thier time horizon, attitude to risk and quality of company backing any guarantees offered.

More later!

 

Markets still turbulent, China and the US will lead us out but when? Clients need to take a long term view but look for short term opportunities as well

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aidan@kellyoshea.com (Aidan Kelly) Latest Wed, 26 May 2010 13:21:19 +0000