Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Space: The final investment frontier?

Space: The final investment frontier?

It has its risks, but investing in the space exploration sector is a gambit full of potential for patient long-term operators with deep pockets

The many rewards and drawbacks of dividends

The many rewards and drawbacks of dividends

There have been some very irregular patterns in Irish companies’ dividend paying habits – and Ryanair’s track record is perhaps the most irregular, notwithstanding its huge success

How to protect your portfolio from Trump’s trade wars

How to protect your portfolio from Trump’s trade wars

Many clouds have been gathering – not least the Trump factor and rapidly rising leverage in China – making it difficult to be too buoyant about prospects for the stock market in the months ahead. For those who thrive, selectivity will be key

Break the chain and diversify away from property investment

Break the chain and diversify away from property investment

For investors, being conscious of correlated risks between share price performance in different sectors and companies is vital

Staying on top of your pension pot

Staying on top of your pension pot

A worthwhile pension is likely to cost you more than your home and garden . . . and it requires almost as much attention and cultivation

Michael Murray on surviving inflation

Michael Murray on surviving inflation

While inflation has been tame over the past decade, preparing an investment portfolio for higher inflation in the future could be a sensible move

Beware the allure of high-income bonds

Beware the allure of high-income bonds

They may seem like a tempting alternative to cash or other asset classes, but investing in corporate bonds is a complicated business

Core values hold steady – for now

Core values hold steady – for now

Tough challenges abound for Greencore’s management. Shareholder patience may endure for the moment, but not indefinitely

Place your bets on Paddy Power’s ability to clear minor hurdles

Place your bets on Paddy Power’s ability to clear minor hurdles

Even with the ever-present spectre of regulatory interjection, the Irish-bred bookmaker has built a resilient tech-led business that’s worth a punt

Low profile, high potential

Low profile, high potential

Intertek, the largest tester of consumer goods in the world, offers a golden opportunity for investors looking for a solid investment in the long term

How to set up an investor club

How to set up an investor club

The answer to long-term success when setting up an investor club is rarely in the numbers, but in finding fellow investors with a wide knowledge and experience base

Michael Murray: Why I believe the Irish banks will be taken over by 2028

Michael Murray: Why I believe the Irish banks will be taken over by 2028

Most sectors have glory years to look back upon, but banking has become a truly demanding sector and the challenges are only intensifying

Time to navigate the maze of fees eating into your capital

Time to navigate the maze of fees eating into your capital

Uncovering the hidden costs that dilute returns for private investors is critical to maximising wealth

INM shares may be cheap, but investors have much to ponder

INM shares may be cheap, but investors have much to ponder

Even those tempted by the ‘penny share’ status of Independent News & Media will have cause to pause following recent controversies

How to spot a takeover target

How to spot a takeover target

Patience, hard facts and asking the right questions will reveal the businesses with potential