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Analysis: Why you should be a long-term investor in equities

Equity markets are prone to risks that can be broadly categorised into systematic and unsystematic. Systematic risks are also known as market risks whereas unsystematic risks are known as company specific risks. These risks entail an element of loss to the value of investments. Markets tend to be volatile in the short to medium run […]

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Analysis: Why you should be a long-term investor in equities

Equity markets are prone to risks that can be broadly categorised into systematic and unsystematic. Systematic risks are also known as market risks whereas unsystematic risks are known as company specific risks. These risks entail an element of loss to the value of investments. Markets tend to be volatile in the short to medium run […]

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Spotify, Airbnb and Dropbox among 2018’s expected IPOs

Companies flocked to the stock markets last year in their highest numbers since the financial crisis, with the parent of US mobile messaging app Snap and AIB among the biggest flotations as 1,700 deals raised almost $200 billion globally. The number of initial public offerings (IPO) marked a 44 per cent increase over 2016, according […]

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Most-wanted and least-loved stocks as investors eye 2018

Applegreen Fuel forecourt Applegreen, whose shares surged 29 per cent last year, is among the most widely tipped Irish stocks among analysts for 2018, as the Irish economy continues to grow and the group expands further in the UK and the north-eastern US. Merrion Capital expects the company’s operating profits to grow by between 15 […]

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Dow breaks above 25,000 for first time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sailed past the 25,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, while other major indexes rose to new highs after a strong private jobs report added to a bullish sentiment from indications of robust growth in major economies. The ADP National Employment Report showed that US private employers added 250,000 jobs […]

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Light trading volumes on last business day of 2017

Trading was light on the last business day of 2017, with a number of markets closing early ahead of the New Year holiday. Stocks ended the year ahead and the euro looked set to go out on a high against the dollar. DUBLIN AIB closed 1.46 per cent ahead at €5.50 at the end of […]

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Bumper year for changes at top of corporate Ireland

Kerry Group The third-largest company on the Iseq by market value, Kerry Group sticks to a tried and tested formula when it comes to succession at the helm. When Stan McCarthy, the group’s third chief executive since it was established in 1972, signalled in February that he was preparing to step down in September as […]

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Ryanair shares down 2% after decision to recognise pilots’ unions

Markets kicked off the build-up to Christmas on a positive note after US lawmakers agreed on tax cuts in the world’s biggest economy. DUBLIN Ryanair remained the big focus on the Irish market following its pledge at the weekend to recognise pilots’ unions. Its stock hit a low of €14.20 before paring back some of […]

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Ryanair shares down 2% following decision to recognise pilots’ unions

Markets kicked off the build-up to Christmas on a positive note after US lawmakers agreed on tax cuts in the world’s biggest economy. DUBLIN Ryanair remained the big focus on the Irish market following its pledge at the weekend to recognise pilots’ unions. Its stock hit a low of €14.20 before paring back some of […]

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Approval of US tax cuts ‘very positive’ for CRH

US tax cuts approved over the weekend boosted equities on both sides of the Atlantic, benefitting Irish building materials giant CRH amongst others. DUBLIN CRH climbed 2.76 per cent on the back of news that the US senate had approved President Donal Trump’s tax reforms.“The market was very positive about CRH on the back of […]

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