Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

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

Think like a winner

Think like a winner

If you take the time to investigate takeover targets, your rewards could be great

Lesson one: learn from your mistakes

Lesson one: learn from your mistakes

It takes time to become a master of the markets, but these ten resolutions can help you get there quicker

Brexit benefits of buying British

Brexit benefits of buying British

It sounds like madness, but there is no better time to invest in quality British property companies as shares trade at record discounts

Four resolutions to keep private investors flying high

Four resolutions to keep private investors flying high

Careful analysis and cutting out impulse decisions can lead to a profitable 2019 for investors

The case for the defence

The case for the defence

Low-risk, low-yield stocks suit many investors. If you go for high-reward cyclical shares, do your homework beyond the numbers

Steady UDG gets a clean bill of health

Steady UDG gets a clean bill of health

I held my nerve when UDG Healthcare’s share price plummeted, and the recent annual report vindicated my faith, with plenty of cause for medium-term optimism

Don’t be a duffer: make Ruffer a buffer for rougher seas ahead

Don’t be a duffer: make Ruffer a buffer for rougher seas ahead

The recession underlined the need to diversify our portfolios, and Ruffer Investment Company is designed to protect against the danger of a downturn in the markets

DCC: Catch this horse before it bolts once more

DCC: Catch this horse before it bolts once more

The current drop in DCC’s share price gives investors a golden opportunity to back one of the best performers of the past two decades

If inflation hits, quality bluechips are the best investment bets

If inflation hits, quality bluechips are the best investment bets

Price rises haven't been an issue for a decade or two, but nothing stays the same forever and it makes sense to buy your umbrella while the sun is still shining

How about them apples?

How about them apples?

Bulmers manufacturer C&C’s results have not been eye-catching, but its diversification into premium markets and its takeover potential make it a worthwhile investment

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

It’s time to relax legislation to let fund-owners cut out layers of rapacious intermediaries and avail of low-cost online brokers

When it pays to top up after you get sliced down

When it pays to top up after you get sliced down

A company’s share price can take a tumble through no fault of its own. Don’t panic: do your homework, and it might be an opportunity rather than a threat

Looking for a safe house

Looking for a safe house

While the property market’s finances and, dare we say it, fundamentals look strong, the worry remains that we are not prepared for a future downturn

The twin threats of Brexit and Corbyn

The twin threats of Brexit and Corbyn

Time is running out for investors to assess risks involved in British-linked stocks. Some major Irish companies could emerge unscathed, others will be hit hard