Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Valuing and spotting value is harder than it sometimes seems

Valuing and spotting value is harder than it sometimes seems

There are many traps in trying to accurately assess value, says Michael Murray

Industry’s travails may be behind Corcoran’s decision to call time

Industry’s travails may be behind Corcoran’s decision to call time

The likelihood of increased regulation in the gambling world probably weighed on the departing chief executive’s decision to leave

Michael Murray: Bank restructuring has a long way to go

Michael Murray: Bank restructuring has a long way to go

While AIB may have stolen a major march on Bank of Ireland in technology terms, Permanent TSB does not deserve to exist

Michael Murray: Trading Places

Michael Murray: Trading Places

Investment funds’ fees can seriously erode the value of your pension – but if you’re thinking about managing your own portfolio, get ready to learn on the job

Michael Murray: The hidden risks in our banks

Michael Murray: The hidden risks in our banks

Regulations have tightened on mortgage lending. That has incentivised banks to push alternative, riskier and higher-return lending opportunities such as car finance to consumers

Grab a slice of the Greencore action

Grab a slice of the Greencore action

Investors wait to see if sandwich giant will be as successful in the US as it has been in Britain

Michael Murray: How to position an equity portfolio for a swing to the left

Michael Murray: How to position an equity portfolio for a swing to the left

The success of politicians peddling the false promises of populism should send a shiver down investors’ spines

Is AIB a good buy?

Is AIB a good buy?

On the surface, the pillar bank’s reflotation looks set to reap the benefits of recovery – but read the fine print before you stake your pension on it

Michael Murray: An open letter to Leo Varadkar

Michael Murray: An open letter to Leo Varadkar

A new Taoiseach needs a new strategy for promoting investment and risk-taking

To invest or not to invest?

To invest or not to invest?

You don’t need to be a fan of long-term investment in banks to find the prospect of a fairly priced IPO of bank shares alluring

Michael Murray on corporate results season

Michael Murray on corporate results season

The results season demonstrates the complexity of analysing growth companies that are continually on acquisition sprees

Francesca McDonagh: An ambitious choice signalling a new era

Francesca McDonagh: An ambitious choice signalling a new era

Bank of Ireland’s appointment of Francesca McDonagh should drive real change, culturally and operationally, within the bank, benefiting customers and shareholders alike

Michael Murray: Inspecting the performance of Irish company shares during the last recession is a worthwhile exercise

Michael Murray: Inspecting the performance of Irish company shares during the last recession is a worthwhile exercise

The market obviously discriminates between resilient well-capitalised staple-type companies and vulnerable highly geared cyclical ones

Michael Murray: Are investors getting a bargain on AIB?

Michael Murray: Are investors getting a bargain on AIB?

When the Minister for Finance finally raises the curtain on the AIB sale, investors will have much to ponder about our banking sector

Michael Murray: How to survive a bear

Michael Murray: How to survive a bear

Most investors fearing a stock market crash have a lot of options aside from selling out