Make your money work

From the stock market to property and land and from bank deposits to gold and silver, Richard Curran outlines the safest and riskiest options for investors in 2013.

6th January, 2013
If anything, there is more optimism around international markets at the start of 2013 than there was a year ago. Photo: Bloomberg

While the whole country is supposed to be broke, it clearly isn't. There remains a sizeable multibillion euro pot of money held by individuals who are desperately looking for somewhere to place it in 2013. Just two years ago, they were looking for somewhere safe to put their money. Now they want somewhere safe, but with some decent chance of making a return.

The performance of some investment categories in 2012, depending on when you bought,...

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