Thought Leadership

Risk/Return Conundrum

All investments carry a risk that investors may not get back all or part of the money invested.  Some investments…

Market Synopsis

Some market forecasters hold themselves out as being able to predict market movements. Under closer examination this is a fallacy…

Central Credit Register

This could be one of the most important website addresses you’ve ever encountered – www.centralcreditregister.ie. No immediate action is required…

State Pension

It’s MMPI’s experience that the very mention of the “p” word elicits a mixture of emotions ranging from boredom/weariness through…

Survival of Democracies

The earliest form of democratic authority is accredited to the Greeks less than 2,500 years ago. Democracy has survived in…

Risk of Regret

Regret is a very strange emotion. The dictionary advises that it is a feeling of sadness, remorse or repentance over…

Some Aspects of Gold

It’s quite some time since we wrote about gold but its validity is as compelling as ever. Less than two…

Real Negativity

MMPI Investment Products A nominal interest rate is the price that it says on the tin – whereas a real…

Laffer Curve

Last week’s piece on tax (or was it on drinking?) certainly created a stir. MMPI finds this somewhat surprising because…

Tax Reform

Legend has it that death and taxes are two certainties in life but there is a third – the guys…

Arithmetical Losses

Older readers may remember a time when loss referred to Joe Loss and his Big Band Orchestra. Nowadays, of course,…

Meaning of Meaning

It is said that theories are expounded about absolutely every conceivable topic – the Meaning of Meaning is an example.…