Is it too early to mention the C word? That’s right guys, like it or not, the time has come for you to start thinking about Christmas. It’s an expensive time of year but hopefully, we can help you get more bang for your buck after reading this blog. One iconic quote that really resonates with me about Christmas, is from George Best who said ” I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. ”
All-time highs recently seen across the Atlantic for the Nasdaq, Dow Jones and S&P 500 indices suggest that it could once again be party time for US equities. However, Davy’s are warning of markets becoming complacent and that a correction or set back of the order of magnitude of 10% or so is due in the coming months.
Closer to home the Irish government’s Spring statement today is likely to outline a series of spending increases and tax cuts over the next five years. This is the fruit of a number of years of fiscal discipline. This is in stark contrast to the on-going woes of the Greek government as it struggles to find enough cash to meet short-term pay and pension bills. Continue reading “So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine?”