The aim of this work is to investigate the qualitative behaviour of a financial dynamical system which contains a time delay. We investigate the dynamic response of this system of which variables are interest rate, investment demand, price index and average profit margin. As a plus to the available literature, the model investigated takes into account a timed delayed feedback in the investment demand. We perform a stability analysis at the fixed points and show that the system undergoes a Hopf bifurcation using well-known methods of stability analyses for delayed systems. The bifurcation analyses are supported by numerical simulations. The analysis reveals that for a set of parameters for which the non-delayed system is stable, a delay in the investment demand may drive the system to instability.(c) 2022 International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS). Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.