Don’t fall asleep at the wheel

Don’t fall asleep at the wheel

A rising market gives us all a false sense of security. But keeping a sharp eye on costs, fees and withholding taxes is essential for investors keen to build a healthy portfolio

In bull markets, too many of us become complacent, not to say occasionally delusional. To adapt one of former taoiseach Sean Lemass’s oft repeated quotes: a rising tide lifts all boats, but a rising tide can also make people complacent.

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